Garden Chicken Alfredo

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Serving Size: 6

Yogurt subs for heavy cream, so it's lowfat and only tastes splurgy.

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 jar (6 oz) artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 0.5 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan, divided
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 0.5 Pound whole-grain fettuccine
  • 2 large portobello mushroom caps
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 Pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley

Directions

  1. On a grill pan coated with cooking spray, grill chicken breasts, turning once, until cooked through, 12 minutes; chop and set aside.
  2. Recoat pan with spray and grill zucchini, squash, pepper and portobellos, turning once, 6 minutes; chop vegetables into 1/4-inch pieces.
  3. Cook pasta as directed; drain, return to pot and stir in 2 tbsp olive oil. In a bowl, dissolve cornstarch in 1 tbsp cold water. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook remaining 2 tbsp olive oil, onion and garlic until onion is soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Add half-and-half and broth; boil, then simmer 5 minutes. Mix in 3/4 cup Parmesan and yogurt; simmer 3 to 5 minutes more. Remove skillet from heat; slowly add cornstarch mixture until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  4. On a platter, combine pasta, sauce, chicken, vegetables, artichokes, remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan, parsley, and salt and pepper.