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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 206.3
  • Total Fat: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 47.5 mg
  • Sodium: 280.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 16.5 g

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Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken (1 c)

Submitted by: MOPSMOM3

Introduction

This is one of our family favorites! Although it's pretty low in calories and fat (for fettuccine alfredo), it has plenty of flavor. This looks really good, too, so we make it sometimes when company comes. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! This is one of our family favorites! Although it's pretty low in calories and fat (for fettuccine alfredo), it has plenty of flavor. This looks really good, too, so we make it sometimes when company comes. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    16 oz fettuccine
    2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    10 fresh sliced mushrooms (optional)
    4 Tbsp butter, divided
    2 Tbsp flour
    1 tsp dried parsley
    1/2 tsp onion powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp pepper
    2 cups 2% milk
    1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Prepare fettuccine according to directions; toss with 2 Tbsp butter.
Meanwhile, melt remaining butter (2 Tbsp) in large saute pan. Add chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces (10 fresh, sliced mushrooms are a nice addition, too--not included in this calorie count). Cook approximately 10 minutes or until chicken is done.
Stir in flour, parsley, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Add milk; stir continuously while bringing it to a boil until mixture thickens slightly. Add fettuccine and Parmesan cheese, tossing to coat.

Serve immediately. Makes approximately 10 (1 c) servings. Excellent with sides of salad, corn, and French bread!

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOPSMOM3.






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  • Very Good
    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
    Just want to suggest to add the flour first,cook it on low heat for a few minutes before adding the remaining engredients. This takes the raw flavor from the flour that someties comesthrough...Chef Jim - 6/4/09

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Nice recipe taste great, how do you get 10 1 cup servings when there is only 2 cups of liquid. I keep seeing recipes with 200 calories but the portion yield is hard to understand - 10/25/08

    Reply from MOPSMOM3 (11/9/08)
    Hey, KMartin--glad you like it. This recipe is not just the alfredo sauce--the noodles and chicken add quite a bit of volume as well. So if you make the entire recipe, you'll end up with 10 cups of food, which can be divided up into 10 (1 c) servings. Each cup of it is 206 calories. Hope this helps.


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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I applied the seasoning to the chicken, seared it, and added Italian seasons and garlic. I also added broccoli florets, Made enough for two meals and the family went bonkers for two days in a row by request!!! Yum-O - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I did not put in the mushrooms and used 1% milk; also sauteed the chicken in olive oil instead of the butter and tossed the fettuccine with 1 TB butter instead of the 2, which worked fine. - 1/5/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Be careful of the calorie count. 16 oz of most pastas would be 1600 calories (200 calories per 2 oz) Even if you split it between 10 servings, that's 160 calories just for the pasta-not counting sauce or chicken. The nutritional breakdown shows 64 calories from the pasta- WRONG! - 1/16/10

    Reply from MOPSMOM3 (4/6/10)
    Thanks for pointing this out! I haven't been paying much attention to the comments on this recipe til today, & I checked on it. Apparently 2.5 years ago when I punched in the nutritional info, SP's "Spaghetti, cooked (pasta)" averaged out to about 100 calories off/serv. Sorry for the misinformation.


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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is very good. I added sun-dried tomatoes to mine. - 2/4/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Creamy and delicious! Will be a new weeknight staple. I added a couple crushed garlic cloves while cooking the chicken and topped it with fresh chives. - 2/2/09

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipie was ok. I doubled the amount of cheese and it still didn't taste cheesy or like alfredo to me, but since it is much healthier than the original alfredo and since my husband liked it, I will probably be making it again. - 1/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was surprised how delicious this was. I didn't add the mushrooms or Parmesan cheese, but it was still wonderful. I also recommend trying it with garlic powder instead of onion powder--gives it a kick! - 6/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    AMAZING TASTING & SUPER QUICK. I used seasoned salt vs. regular salt , an extra 2 TEASPOONS of flour , whole wheat pasta & seasoned the chicken in some Mrs.Dash Italian Medley .. SO GOOD. Better than some restaurant Alfredo's I've had. But of course , every one has their own preferences .. - 3/29/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a very good alfredo recipe. I really enjoyed it. It was fine for leftovers the next day as well. I love how easy and quick it was to make. A great weekday recipe that looks and tastes like it took some great effort to make. - 4/2/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't eat just one serving!!! - 5/25/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was very good (even with skim milk). It didn't make for very good leftovers, but it was amazing when served fresh. - 3/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used pork loin (it is very lean and followed the recipe I used nonfat can milk instead with enought water to make 2 cups. Also used better balance butter. Was fantasic all the men in the household loved it!!! - 3/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was an Awesome Dish! Thanks - 2/16/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was the first time I attempted an Alfredo Sauce, it was okay. I think next time I need to preseason the chicken, Add some garlic to the recipe Or something to add flavor to it, I could have lost some of the flavor by using olive oil, instead of butter. I will make this again. - 2/4/09

    Reply from MOPSMOM3 (4/5/09)
    JMBOWMAN-- There have been a few occasions where the ckn has tasted bland, though I have followed the recipe exactly. I haven't been able to pinpoint why. So maybe trying it with a different brand of chicken would be an option. Sorry that it turned out that way for you this first time.


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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was actually surprisingly good! - 12/22/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this using rigatoni since it was the only pasta on hand. Only other modification was using 1/2 tsp garlic powder in addition to the other spices. Was a huge hit with the family, and very satisfying portion size for surprisingly little calories. - 8/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe. I added a can of tomatoes to mine for vegetables. That is all I had on hand. It was good. - 7/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    One of my favorites - 5/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My whole family loved this...I used skim milk...served with a salad - 1/30/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I changed it up a little by using olive oil instead of butter and 1% Milk. I also omitted the mushrooms. Overall very good recipe. - 1/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This dish is very easy to make and it is very tastey!! - 1/1/08

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  • Lovely! Went down very well with the whole family. Will be making again soon! - 1/18/14

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  • Delicious! I make this without any butter by using olive oil to cook the chicken and vegetables (I add the mushrooms as well as julienne cut onions and colored peppers and broccoli or asparagus). The pasta I just rinse a second time before adding it to the pot, eliminating the need for butter. - 5/1/13

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  • How do u make it more creamy? I feel like its a bit dry..? - 3/25/13

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  • great and easy!!! - 3/19/13

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  • My husband and I loved the meal, but the calorie count is still funny and just wondering how you got 10 servings...we got 3
    - 10/21/12

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  • Very good! - 10/10/12

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  • This was so good and so easy to make. I used grilled chicken, fresh onion and parsley instead of the dried. It's a keeper!! - 10/1/12

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  • I love Macaroni Grill's alfredo and have been looking for a recipe that compares. Well, this recipe is it, and for at least half the calories! I don't think I will ever need to go out to eat Italian food again! - 9/18/12

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  • Taste great for so few calories - 8/28/12

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  • I loved this!! I just searched for the sauce because I had already made chicken and bacon for my pasta. Loved it! Thanks - 8/5/12

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  • I made just the alfredo part without the chicken -- it was wonderful as a sauce and I'm going to try this again with the full recipe! Cookiejim's note on the flour really helps -- make sure to get all the little blobs of flour well mixed in with the butter! - 7/18/12

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  • This was good - but 1 cup would not satisfy me for dinner. I broke this recipe into about 5 servings instead of 10 and added extra chicken. - 7/15/12

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  • Made it for the first time today. It turned out but thicker then i thought it would. It tasted good but i think i need to try again and see if i did something wrong. My bf, his son and or neighbors loved it though so i will make again - 5/30/12

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  • You can also add flour when melting the butter to make a roux and then a little fat free mayo to give it the creamy texture/
    - 3/25/12

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  • Absolutely delicious! - 3/25/12

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  • Excellent recipe! I found I needed to add a bit more milk to keep the sauce creamy and not have it start lumping. I breaded the chicken breast lightly with Italian Seasoned bread crumbs before searing, and used whole wheat bowtie pasta instead of fettucine. Absolutely delicious! - 3/21/12

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  • I was very impressed on how simple the alfredo sauce was to make! I too added garlic and it was simply delicious...thank you!! - 3/12/12

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  • i just made this - i substituted shrimp for chicken and added some fresh green beans and carrots (gotta have some veggies) and used soy milk - all i can say is YUM-MY! (the hubby went back for seconds - that NEVER happens with my cooking!) LOL! - 3/9/12

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  • Great everyone loved it and it super easy. Added a little garlic - 3/6/12

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  • Very easy, very good. I did add a little more pepper and some garlic to the recipe, but really enjoyed this one. - 2/20/12

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  • My family loved this dinner (leftovers for a day so we had twice the amount for 3 people). Next time I might sub the butter with olive oil and add broccoli. I suppose a little white wine and garlic might some sasson! - 1/29/12

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  • Really needed garlic and still tasted bland - 12/1/11

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  • I've used this sauce for so many dishes! It's so versatile and really dresses up dishes. I usually use this sauce without pasta for a low carb dinner that makes me feel like I am eating pasta. - 10/9/11

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  • making it tonight sounds great - 5/12/11

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  • i changed a couple of things! i used whole wheat flour, used fat free milk. and no butter to cook the chicken added onions broccoli and carrots and for those of u worried about the spaghetti calories i use spaghetti squash instead of noodles overall was a great recipe - 4/26/11

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  • I made this for supper and I found it hard to believe that 1 cup was only 206 calories. I came up with 318 calories, 7 grams of fat, 35 carbs and 19 for protein. Did you use a lower carb pasta? Did you use a low fat butter? I wasn't sure if your breasts were 4 or 8 oz. ? can u explain plz? - 4/20/11

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  • We had this tonight and it was great! I did add some garlic, broccoli and carrots. - 4/6/11

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  • So delicious! I need to eat everything SUPER spicy so I rubbed the chicken (prior to cooking) with a homemade spicy rub but then followed the rest of the directions to a T. I would definitely make it again and can't wait for the leftovers tonight! - 3/31/11

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  • I will definitely be makin this recipe again! I peppered and grilled my chicken first before adding it to to the melted butter. Also threw in a little bit of shrimp. Left out the added salt and the dish still had a great overall flavor. - 2/17/11

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  • Wondeful receipe - better than full fat versions made with heavy cream. - 2/13/11

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  • I agree, this is excellent. - 2/9/11

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  • I used almond milk (mistake) and turkey for this. Real easy to make, but I'm going to have to make it again with 2% milk. - 2/8/11

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  • Delicious, my family loved it. - 1/6/11

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  • Made this tonight...agree the chicken wasn't as expected, tasted plain. I added mushrooms, used fresh grated parmesan, fresh ground black pepper. Used yolk free egg noodles. The noodles/sauce tasted fine actually, just the chicken wasn't good. I'll play with the cooking method when next I make it. - 7/14/10

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  • I kick it up, with some roasted red peppers or crushed red pepper flakes, more garlic and a squeeze of lemon...super yummy! - 7/9/10

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  • The first night, this was ok. I added garlic powder and a few other herbs to punch up the flavor a little. But, the SECOND day...this was REALLY good. The flavors had a little longer to develop. I will certainly make this again! - 6/4/10

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  • This was a great recipe! It was sorta runny though and yielded a lot. Next time I will try and half it so we won't have so much left over... - 5/30/10

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made a few modifications. First, I used whole-wheat penne pasta instead of fettuccine. I used skim milk instead of 2%. I used organic flour. I also added fresh spinach, onions, garlic, and chopped zuccini. I also added salt for seasoning/flavor. - 4/20/10

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  • yum - 3/28/10

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  • Made this with egg noodles instead of fettuccine, and I halved the recipe. Still made enough for the family WITH leftovers! It was very good, and light. Would like more cheese flavor, but it was very good with more pepper. - 3/15/10

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  • So good! I used soy milk, just because that's all I drink. Delicious!!! - 1/26/10

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  • My family and I loved this! I used leftover herbed-roasted chicken and added a little garlic and basil. My husband and son couldn't get enough. Thank you for sharing the recipe! - 1/24/10

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  • So so so so good! - 1/20/10

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  • Very good! My whole family loved it! Definintely making this dish again! - 1/20/10

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  • Family loved this.
    I cooked it with 1 c non fat milk, 1 cup 1% milk, garlic, garlic salt and add 1/2 cup mozzarella/asiago garlic flavored cheese. My three sons loved it and so did my husband. - 1/16/10

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  • Very easy to make and it tasted really good. - 12/6/09

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  • This was a pretty good base recipe. It had just the right amount of sauce for good flavor, but didn't drown the noodles. It was a bit bland, though. Needed extra salt, and I had to add 2 tsp garlic powder. Next time I'll try sauteeing a tbsp. minced garlic or 2 w/ the chicken. Pretty good, though! - 11/24/09

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  • This recipe was great, my 2 yr old loved it which makes it a hit for me, i added mixed veggies with asparagus to mine and it was awsome, thanks for this recipe
    - 11/20/09

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  • This was a really good recipe and makes a ton!! I got greedy and added extra cheese, this just dries it out, I don't recommend doing that! Will make again. Nice that I normally have everything on hand and didn't have to buy special ingrediants - 11/18/09

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  • Turned out very good! - 11/12/09

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  • OH YUMMY! I just added broccoli as well! - 10/6/09

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  • This was delicious! I added garlic and some Italian seasoning to the chicken while cooking for some extra flavor. Everyone loved this. - 7/10/09

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  • Very good, quick and easy! - 6/6/09

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  • I am going to try this. It sounds like it will be wonderful. I am going to use Whole Wheat pasta instead of regular. This makes the grains healthier. Also 1% milk.
    - 6/4/09

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  • my family all enjoy this! - 6/4/09

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  • As a number of people have already commented- I can't see how only 1lb of pasta can yield 10 servings with or without two chicken breasts. Its like the boxed frozen diet foods that are 7 ounces and call themselves meals. And if you split the 2 chicken breast between 10 people (?) - 5/25/09

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  • This was nummy. We used skim milk, and the sauce was a little thin (we ended up having to add some flour and water to thicken it up). That could have been something we did wrong though - maybe it was the whole wheat flour that made the difference. We'll be eating this again for sure! - 3/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great, I'm going to make it this week. I'm going to have a hard time only having one serving though... - 3/13/09

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  • ;6 oz. of pasta for 10 servings makes for very small servings. The calorie count is deceiving as most will eat more. - 3/13/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good and the nutrition stats are very reasonalble! Will try this weekend! - 3/13/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'll give this a try but I am a little wary, as the recipe uses only 450 g COOKED pasta but then is supposed to be for 10 people. maybe a starter? - 3/12/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    just what I've been looking for a healthy alternative to chicken alfredo. - 3/12/09

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sound yummy - 2/15/09

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  • I used fat free milk, it's all I buy, and a couple more mushrooms, and more garlic from a jar. - 2/15/09

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  • My family loved it! - 2/10/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really liked this. I added mushrooms and it was very yummy. Didn't really think my husband would care much for it, but he loved it too. Oh, and I also substituted soy milk. - 2/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've been looking for a more healthy recipe for Chicken Fetticine and this looks like a winner!! - 2/2/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    anything pasta is my favorite! I will definitley have to try this one, Thanks for the idea - 2/2/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    will have to try with these good reviews...this is one of my favs but high in fat & cal...so be nice to have a health version! - 2/2/09

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  • This dish is Very Good!!! I will Keep this recipe. - 7/27/08

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  • very easy and very yummy the family loved it . - 1/17/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds very good and I can't wait to try it. My husband doesn't care for mushrooms so we are going to try brocolli (which is one of my favorites from our local italian restaurant)! - 1/16/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have to make this for my boyfriends family! Sounds very easy and fun to make.

    Yummy as well since it's one of my favorites =D - 1/9/08

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