Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Creamy Chicken and Bacon Fettucine

The kids had been pestering me for pasta - it's one of their staple meals! The both enjoy pasta especially when a creamy sauce is part of the equation and tonight's meal definitely fit the bill. And to be totally honest we haven't had it for a while now.

This creamy sauce coupled with chicken and bacon, somewhat similar to the Carbonara sauce, was very easy and a flavoursome dish. Although a little higher in Weight Watcher Points values it provided great sized servings also which helps with a hungry family!!

Creamy Chicken and Bacon Fettuccine
(recipe sourced from Weight Watchers Cook Easy Cookbook)

Serves: 4
Points per serve: 7

240 grams dried fettuccine
cooking spray
300 grams chicken breast fillet, thinly sliced
1 small brown onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
125g Weight Watchers Bacon, thinly sliced
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 cup evaporated skim milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup reduced fat/light sour cream
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, or until just tender. Drain. Return pasta to the pan.

Meanwhile, lightly spray a large non stick frying pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for 3 - 4 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a bowl.

Cook onion, garlic and bacon in the same pan, stirring, for 3 - 4 minutes or until onion has softened and bacon is golden. Add wine and cook until reduced by half. Combine milk, egg and sour cream in a jug, season to taste with salt and pepper, and add to pan. Simmer, stirring, for 2 - 3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chicken, cheese and parsely.

Add chicken mixture to pasta. Toss to combine and serve.

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1 comment:

Catherine said...

Jo this looks so delicious! I've had such a craving for fettucine lately...I'm taking your recipe as a sign that I should make it!