Low Carb Recipe: Quick Chicken Alfredo With Shirataki Noodles

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
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Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 468
Fat 29g
Carbs 13g
Protein 40g
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Total Time 15 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 10 min
Servings 5

This is a fast meal which the whole family will like. To really cut down on time, you can buy vegetables that are already chopped and chicken that is already cooked. Or, you can use whatever leftover vegetables you have on hand, just don't cook them again if they are already cooked. You can include whichever non-starchy vegetables you like.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds raw chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium bunch broccoli, cut into florets (can peel and chop stems also)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 8 ounces shirataki noodles
  • 1 cup Alfredo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (optional)

Preparation

  1. Prepare broccoli and cook in microwave with a small amount of water. For the one-and-a-half pound of broccoli (about one head) add 4 to 5 tablespoons of water. Using stoneware, cook on high for 4 to 4:30 minutes. Season to taste.
  2. Chop onion, and begin to saute' in one pan with half the oil. No more than 5 minutes, but until tender.
  3. Cut up chicken breast and cook in another pan. Brown both sides of the chicken, not more than 3 minutes or enough to brown it on each side on medium heat. After browning, turn off heat and let sit for another 5 minutes.
  1. Add mushrooms to onions and cook until beginning to shrink, then add chopped pepper. No more than 3 minutes total.
  2. Rinse shirataki noodles in hot water and cut up with scissors. These do not need to be "cooked."
  3. Combine all ingredients and serve. Stir to allow the flavors to mesh and all ingredients are distributed evenly throughout the dish.

Tips:

My local supermarket sometimes has shirataki noodles on sale for $1.00/package. I like to stock up, as they have a fairly long shelf life. I used tofu shirataki noodles as they are usually more readily available. If you buy "plain" shirataki noodles, they will have less carbohydrate. 

If you are cooking the chicken, it will go faster if you saute the onions, peppers, and mushrooms in a separate pan, and cook the broccoli in the microwave. If you don't want to mess up more pans, just do the following steps sequentially instead of at the same time.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 5
Amount per serving  
Calories 468
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 317mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 40g  
Vitamin D 1mcg 5%
Calcium 205mg 16%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 867mg 18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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