Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle

  • 5MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 206KCAL

This slimming-friendly Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle keeps all of the classic Italian flavours whilst being suitable if you’re counting calories or following Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories206
  • Carbs23g
  • Protein11g
  • Fat3g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars1g

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This slimming friendly Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle keeps all of the classic Italian flavours while also being suitable for anyone counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

Our Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle is just as creamy and full of flavour as store bought or restaurant versions. It’s quick and simple to make and is a fantastic way to use up any leftover roast chicken.

You can also mix this recipe up a little bit by substituting the chicken for king prawns or Quorn chicken pieces – or even using a vegetable alternative such as courgette ribbons instead of pasta if you’d prefer!

What diets is this Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle suitable for?

This Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle recipe can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Lightest cream cheese

It can also be made gluten free by swapping the following ingredients for gluten free alternatives;

  • Dried tagliatelle

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle recipe?

  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle?

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This pasta is really easy to make. Apart from the ingredients, you’ll just need a few kitchen basics, and a good set of saucepans to make it.

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This stainless steel saucepans set is perfect for cooking pasta and sauces – as well as a whole heap of other recipes!

How many calories are in this Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle?

There are 206 calories per portion in this Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.

Step 2

Spray a sauce pan with low calorie cooking spray and on a low heat, cook the crushed garlic for 2 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent it sticking.

Step 3

Add the lightest cream cheese into the pan, along with the chicken, herbs and peas. Add 150ml of boiling water from the pan which the pasta is being cooked in and stir until combined.

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Step 4

Keep the sauce on a low heat, stirring frequently until the chicken is heated through and the frozen peas are cooked. Season to taste, using plenty of black pepper.

Step 5

Drain the pasta and stir into the sauce. Serve immediately whilst hot – top with a little Parmesan if you like it, but remember to check the nutritional values accordingly!

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What could I serve with this Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle?

This Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle works really well when served with the following starter, accompaniment and dessert:

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How do you know when Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle is cooked?

You should cook your Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle on a low heat until the chicken is heated through and the frozen peas are cooked.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle

This slimming-friendly Chicken Alfredo Tagliatelle keeps all of the classic Italian flavours whilst being suitable if you're counting calories or following Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 206
  • Carbs 23G
WW Points
  • 9 Green
  • 9 Blue
  • 9 Purple

Ingredients

  • 250 grams dried tagliatelle
  • 120 grams lightest cream cheese
  • 100 grams cooked chicken visible fat and skin removed
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 50 grams frozen petit pois
  • 150 ml water from the pan used to cook the pasta
  • salt and pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.
  2. Spray a sauce pan with low calorie cooking spray and on a low heat, cook the crushed garlic for 2 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent it sticking.
  3. Add the cream cheese into the pan, along with the chicken, herbs and peas. Add 150ml/½ cup of boiling water from the pan which the pasta is being cooked in and stir until combined. 
  4. Keep the sauce on a low heat, stirring frequently until the chicken is heated through and the frozen peas are cooked. Season to taste using plenty of black pepper.
  5. Drain the pasta and stir into the sauce. Serve immediately whilst hot - top with a little Parmesan if you like it!

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HollyMonday 18th February 2019

Ladies amazing !!! I tweeked mine a little , I added asparagus for added speed and also the water I added chicken stock was amazing ! Xxx

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Louise kingSunday 10th February 2019

Can you use primula light cheese instead? Would it be the same amount 120g? Thanks

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TanyaTuesday 15th January 2019

Can you freeze this?

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JuliaTuesday 15th May 2018

My go to recipe with leftover roast chicken. Quick , simple and for me things I always have in my store cupboard and fridge. Delicious.

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