Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cheesy Chicken Carbonara with Fettuccine

I had been reading about the new Weight Watchers Comfort Classics Cookbook that just recently came out on the WW Community board and how good the recipes are. So I decided to order it and give a few a try. I am so glad I did! This was my first recipe that I tried and it was great! I am an Italian food lover myself so this recipe just called my name. My husband couldn't believe that is was a 'diet' meal. I did use thin spaghetti instead since for some odd reason my husband doesn't like the fettuccine noodle and I added some peas for a little extra color.

Cheesy Chicken Carbonara with Fettuccine
WW Comfort Classics Cookbook
Serves 4 (serving size 1 cup)
Points: 7

6 oz fettuccine (I used thin spaghetti)
3/4 cup fat-free milk ( I used 1%)
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 slices center cut bacon, chopped
1 small onion, chopped (I omitted)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup chopped cooked chicken breast

Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting the salt if desired. Drain and keep warm.

Meanwhile, whisk the milk, Parmesan, egg, salt, and pepper in a bowl until blended.

Cook the bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the onion begins to brown, 2-3 minutes.

Add the chicken and cook until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the fettuccine and the milk mixture. Cook, tossing, until the sauce is thickened and creamy, 2-3 minutes.



d.fine09 said...

Thanks for this recipe. I was on the hunt for something just like this the other night and settled on chicken tettrizini because I couldn't find one. You always post the best recipes. Thanks!

BTW, I used your buffalo chicken bites for a post. It was a great idea.

Kristin said...

Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoy the recipes. :)