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Easy Skillet Chicken Tetrazzini Made Skinny

Even though this comfort food classic is extremely quick and easy to make doesn’t mean it’s not extraordinary because it really is!!!  Packed with powerful, dreamy flavors and lots of veggies. For the sauce, I used a jar of light Alfredo sauce. Each huge portion has 323 calories, 9 grams of fat and 8 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  It’s one of my husband and my favorites.  I hope you enjoy it too!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


Ingredients

4 ounces dried whole grain thin spaghetti or spaghetti, break in half before cooking

2 cups onions, chopped

1½ cups zucchini, chopped

1 cup red sweet pepper, chopped

1 (15 oz) jar Light Classico Creamy Alfredo Sauce, see shopping tips

1¼ cups chicken, cooked and diced, see shopping tips

¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

3 tablespoons nonfat milk


Instructions

1. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions, except omit the cooking oil and salt. Cook al dente, about 5 minutes. Drain well and rinse in cold water. Set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in a microwave safe bowl, add the zucchini, onions and red bell pepper. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, until onions are soft.

3. In a large nonstick pan, add cooked vegetables, Alfredo sauce, chicken, pasta, Parmesan cheese, milk and season with a little black pepper. Mix together well over med-high heat. Turn heat down and simmer, stirring often for about 5-8 minutes, until heated through.

4. Serve immediately. Store any leftovers in refrigerator. You might need to add a little more nonfat milk to thin before reheating in microwave. This recipe freezes great too.

Makes 4 generous servings (each serving about 1¾ cups)


Food Facts

Tetrazzini is an American dish often made with diced chicken, turkey, tuna or seafood with vegetables such as mushrooms and onions and cooked in a butter/cream sauce. Usually served over pasta There are numerous variations of this dish.

Chicken tetrazzini was made famous by chef Louis Paquet.


Shopping Tips

Classico Light Alfredo sauce can be found in the pasta section where other jarred pasta sauces are sold. Classico Light Creamy Alfredo has 65% less fat and 55% less calories than the leading brands of Alfredo sauces.

Trader Joe’s sells packages of cooked, sliced or chopped, chicken breasts that are really tasty.  If you buy a cooked chicken from the supermarket, be sure to remove the skin before chopping and adding to this dish.


Weight Watchers
 (old points) 6

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 8


SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (about 1¾ cups)
323 calories, 9g fat, 22g protein, 40g carbs, 6g fiber, 658mg sodium, 4g sugar

FAT FACTS:  for 1 serving (1 cup)  Chicken Tetrazzini
470 calories, 27g fat, 24g protein, 33g carbs, 2g fiber, 610mg sodium

Check out Nancy Fox’s website, Skinny Kitchen, for more healthy, delicious recipes.

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called <a href="http://www.skinnykitchen.com">Skinny Kitchen</a>. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

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Tuesday 17th of December 2013

Thanks so much for sharing another one of my skinny recipes Anne and Sharon. You did a great job with the photo too! All the best to both of you, Nancy

Anne Parris

Tuesday 17th of December 2013

Another winner, Nancy!

Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Tuesday 17th of December 2013

Love this. I've been using Fitness Pal app to watch calories. I love that this gives me a lot of bang for my buck!

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