Creamy Pasta With Chicken, Broccoli and Basil - Low Fat Version


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30 mins (prep 10, cooking 20)
16 ingredients
6 servings
This comes from a Pam Anderson recipe. I love creamy pastas like alfredos, etc... but don't like all the fat. This recipe is a great solution. By using 2 percent evaporated milk, instead of heavy cream, the fat content is cut considerably. The flavor and consistency is still wonderful, in my opinion. I love this recipe because: it's lower in fat; you can use left-over chicken (or cooked rotisserie chicken); cooking the broccoli in the same pot as the pasta saves an extra pot to wash, it's an easy one-dish meal! There are many variations you could try with this recipe, too. Notes: 1.this recipe calls for diced tomatoes - if you'd prefer a more traditional alfredo-type sauce, I think you could probably omit the tomatoes and it would be just fine. 2. Also, if you like your pasta spicier you could add more red pepper flakes than the amount called for. 3. I find it very helpful to have all my ingredients prepped/chopped and ready before I start cooking - especially for this recipe. 4. Make sure you reserve about a cup of the pasta cooking water - it helps to thin out the finished product, if necessary. Have fun and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving Size (64.64 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 142.35 Calories from Fat 48.69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.41g 49.97%
Saturated Fat 2.73g 81.82%
Trans Fat 0.12g %
Cholesterol 36.34mg 72.68%
Sodium 1193.63mg 298.41%
Total Carbohydrate 9.68g 19.36%
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g 4.79%
Sugars 0.18 g %
Protein 13.58g 162.91%
Vitamin A 120.45IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 85.4mg% Iron 1.23mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dry pasta, broccoli florets, evaporated milk, large garlic cloves, shredded cooked chicken breasts, drained, diced tomato, chopped fresh basil, hot red pepper flakes
 

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