Chicken Fettuccine Recipe
Hankering for a good-for-you and satisfying pasta meal? This fettuccine pasta dish is not only indulgent and flavorful but is also packed with nutritious vegetables and proteins.
A twist on the classic chicken fettuccine alfredo, this chicken fettuccine recipe is made rich and creamy with reduced-fat cream cheese and low-fat milk instead of their full-fat versions. You won't miss out on the flavor because you still get an indulgently rich-tasting cheese sauce tossed with a number of healthy ingredients. These vegetables include asparagus, which is low in calories but rich in nutrients. It also has fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C, and K. It also improves digestion and helps in lowering blood pressure.
It also has bacon which gives this dish super flavor but it's offset by the use of lean chicken breast, which is an excellent source of protein. It has lower calories than other chicken cuts, and yet still provides a lot of nutrients such as calcium, iron, and zinc. This recipe will ask you to pan-fry the chicken, but you can also grill it to not only use less oil in your dish but also add some depth to its flavor from the charcoal.
Lastly, the chicken fettuccine pasta is topped with a poached egg, which is one of the healthiest ways you could cook an egg. The shorter cooking time and lower heating allow the egg to keep most of its nutrients, particularly vitamin A and zinc, which help boost the immune system. Aside from its health benefits, a perfectly poached egg will add an extra layer of creaminess to your chicken fettuccine dish when you break the egg and the yolk mixes with the pasta! Incidentally, watching the yolk ooze out is also very satisfying as well.