Low Calorie Chicken, Bacon and Veggie Alfredo Skillet



Quick, easy and delicious for a family weeknight dinner. I’m thinking it will probably end up on your dinner rotation. It’s that good! Each serving has 266 calories, 9 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers Freestyle Points.

Prep Time: 15 minutes (includes steaming veggies)
Cook Time: 20 minutes


Ingredients

4 cups broccoli florets

2 cups baby carrots, cut in half

4 slices bacon (I used Oscar Mayer Select Natural Uncured), see shopping tips

16 ounces chicken breasts (make 4 breasts)

Salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste

1 (15 ounce) jar light Alfredo sauce, see shopping tips

4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, for topping, optional


Instructions

1. In a microwave safe large bowl, add broccoli florets and carrots. Cover with water. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and steam in microwave for about 5-6 minutes, until softened.

2. Add bacon to a large nonstick pan. Cook turning once until crisp. Remove bacon to drain on paper towels. Keep bacon drippings in pan. Add 4 chicken breasts. Season with a little salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cover and cook over medium heat, about 4 minutes, on each side until no longer pink. Remove cooked chicken to a plate. Do not clean pan. Add Alfredo sauce and steamed veggies. Mix well. Add cooked chicken breasts. Cover and heat 5-10 minutes until dish is hot.

Makes 4 servings. Each 1 (4 oz) chicken breast and 1 cup sauce including veggies. 


Shopping Tips
There are many healthier bacon choices these days. They’re uncured with no nitrates. I like Oscar Mayer Select Natural. Most supermarkets carry it. Another I like is Applegate Farms Natural Sunday Bacon. Many supermarkets carry this brand. I bought it at Vons/Safeway and Whole Foods. Here’s the link to their website:http://www.applegate.com/products/natural-sunday-bacon

I used Classico Light Alfredo Sauce for this recipe. It’s shelf stable and found in the pasta sauce aisle. There are other brands available, if you can’t find this one.


Weight Watchers Freestyle Points 4
Weight Watchers SmartPoints 6
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
266 calories, 9g fat, 5g sat. fat, 93mg chol, 31g protein, 15g carbs, 3g fiber, 801mg sod, 4g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle Points
109 calories, 4g sat. fat, 5g protein, 2g sugar