Easy, Skillet Chicken Tetrazzini Made Skinny



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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, fabulous flavors and lots of veggies.  For the sauce, I used a jar of light Alfredo sauce. Each huge portion has 298 calories, 9 grams of fat and 8 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. I hope you enjoy it!

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 SmartPoints
8
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 
8

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (about 1¾ cups)
298 calories, 9g fat, 5g sat. fat, 65mg chol, 19g protein, 38g carbs, 6g fiber, 648mg sodium, 3g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
253 calories, 5g sat. fat, 2g sugar, 17g protein