Friday, July 16, 2010

Low Fat Chicken Alfredo Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4

Cuisine: Italian
Course: Main Dish

Serve With: Fettucine, Parmesan Tuiles, Grilled Chicken
Ingredients:
•1 head cauliflower
•1/2 cup heavy cream
•1 tablespoon butter
•1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
•1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
•1 teaspoon garlic-shallot puree , or 1 clove minced garlic
•1/2 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
•Salt and white pepper, to your taste
•1 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth, heated (up to 2 cups)
•2 tablespoon minced Italian parsley, for garnish


Optional additions:

•Sauteed sliced mushrooms
•Grilled chicken slices
•Parmesan tuiles
Directions:
1.Wash cauliflower and cut off the florets, discarding the main stem. Boil cauliflower florets in rapidly boiling water for about 20 minutes, or until extremely soft. Drain and set aside.
2.While the cauliflower is boiling, make the low fat alfredo sauce. Heat your sauce pot over medium heat. Add the butter, and melt down. Next, add the Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and garlic-shallot puree. Whisk in 1/2 cup cream. Bring to a simmer for about 1 minute, then add the grated parmesan cheese. Turn off heat and set aside.
3.Place the drained cauliflower florets in a food processor.

4.Add cream mixture and puree for a couple minutes.

5.To thin out the sauce, add 1 1/2 cups of warmed chicken broth (or vegetable broth). You thin out the sauce more to your liking with another 1/2 cup of broth.

6.Season to your taste with white pepper and salt.
7.To serve, toss the healthy alfredo sauce with fresh cooked and drained fettucine. Use whole wheat pasta for an ever healthier version. Top with minced Italian parsley and serve. For an extra treat, top the pasta with grilled chicken and a parmesan tuile.
8.Enjoy this healthy pasta recipe!