Low Calorie Chicken, Bacon and Veggie Alfredo Skillet

Quick, easy, and delicious for a family weeknight dinner. It will probably end up on your dinner rotation. It’s that good! Each serving has 266 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 4 Blue WW Freestyle Points and 6 Green.

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 ounces) 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.


WW Freestyle Points 4Blue
WW SmartPoints 6 Green
WW 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

Comments

  1. The point count is 6 when entering the recipe in your weight watchers recipe maker. If you are set up for following the purple plan it will figure out the point count for purple plan.☺

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