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10-Minute Chicken Fettuccine with It's Skinny Low-Carb Pasta

  • Low Carb
  • Keto
Recipe by Chef Michele Ragussis
  • Cook Time10 minutes
  • Serves2 servings
  • Difficultyeasy
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If you're trying to eat healthier, you probably think chicken fettuccine is off-limits. Well, think again! With It’s Skinny, you can have your chicken fettuccine with no guilt!

It’s Skinny chicken fettuccine is creamy and ultra-satisfying. You can enjoy pasta with zero net carbs and only 9 calories per pack. This yummy, decadent pasta is perfect for lunch or dinner, weekdays, or special weekend meals—this pasta dish does it all!

Restaurant-Worthy Chicken Fettuccine in 10-Minutes Flat

Think of what makes your favorite restaurant chicken fettuccine so delicious. More than likely, it’s the creamy sauce, the satisfying pieces of flavorful chicken, savory mushrooms, and mouth-watering aromatics.

Our It’s Skinny chicken fettuccine recipe has everything you love. We use cremini mushrooms that have a deep, meaty, savory flavor. If you’re unfamiliar with cremini mushrooms, these little flavor bombs are a variety of white button mushrooms or “Agaricus bisporus.”

Our favorite mushrooms go through different stages of growth. White button mushrooms are the first, earliest stage. As mushrooms age, they become cremini or "baby bella” mushrooms, which have a slightly deeper flavor and more complexity. If the mushrooms continued to grow, they would eventually become big, hearty portobellos.

We also use leeks in this chicken fettuccine recipe. Leeks are a member of the allium or onion family. They resemble big green onions. Unlike their other onion counterparts, leeks are mild in flavor and easy to use in many different recipes. Leeks soften easily with a short sauteing time, which makes them ideal for quick recipes.

Leeks grow in sandy soil, so they often have some residual dirt beneath their many layers. These tender vegetables grow best when they have plenty of drainage, and growers often pile the soil around the base to preserve the soft white portion of the leek. This means they require a little extra cleaning.

Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to clean leeks and well worth the effort. First, remove the bottom root portion and the tougher green parts at the top. Slice the white middle section of the leek lengthwise and place the pieces in a bowl of water. Give a few swishes; the sandy dirt will move to the bottom, while the leek will float to the top. Remove each piece of leek from the bowl and chop.

We added spinach to this It's Skinny Fettuccine dish as well. Spinach is full of vitamins and flavor. It has lots of fiber, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. In addition, this dark leafy green is high in folic acid, iron, calcium, and more. It's such a healthy vegetable, and it contrasts nicely with the other flavors in this chicken fettuccine dish.

It’s Skinny Fettuccine: The Secret to Low-Carb Comfort

If you follow keto or another low-carb diet plan, you’ve probably cut back (or cut out) all those yummy comfort foods like everyone’s favorite—PASTA.

Surprise! It’s Skinny lets you have your favorite pasta dishes your way. You can still enjoy the flavors and satisfaction of a hearty, comforting bowl of delicious pasta noodles without feeling like you need to reset your eating habits tomorrow. This is guilt-free pasta, baby! No carb coma and no guilt, just deliciousness.

How does It’s Skinny get so…skinny? It’s Skinny is made from a unique root vegetable called konjac. Konjac is well known in Asia and the Middle East, but many people in the United States aren’t as familiar with the benefits of this little root.

Konjac is high in a special kind of fiber called glucomannan. Glucomannan is known to keep you full and keep your blood sugar steady. Because It’s Skinny is made from konjac, it’s the perfect way to fill up without feeling weighed down.

It’s Skinny Pasta is available in four amazing varieties. Fettuccine, of course, as well as Spaghetti, Angel Hair, and It’s Skinny Rice! People, this is the answer to making all your favorite carb-heavy dishes low-carb! Enjoy It’s Skinny drunken noodles, pasta alla Bolognese, shrimp scampi, and much more (even rice pudding)!

It’s Skinny is perfect for keto dieters. It’s also gluten-free, low in calories, and entirely plant-based. It’s Skinny Pasta is the answer for paleo, Atkins, and many other diet types. Even if you’re just hoping to lighten up some of your favorite dishes (so you can enjoy more sauce and toppings), It’s Skinny is a solution for everyone!

If you're ready to try this fantastic pasta swap, order today! Can't choose between Spaghetti or Fettuccine? Love Rice and Angel Hair? Order a Variety Pack to enjoy all four varieties of It’s Skinny! When you get your It’s Skinny Fettuccine, whip up this yummy chicken fettuccine recipe and prepare to be wowed!

Questions About Chicken Fettuccine

We often get a few questions about customizing recipes. It’s Skinny is easy for everyone to make their way! Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make the most of your chicken fettuccine.

Can I Use Any Type of Chicken?

We chose chicken thighs for this dish because they’re succulent, juicy, and so delicious! Chicken thighs are often more flavorful than chicken breasts, making them a terrific option (and they’re often cheaper to boot).

But if you have chicken breasts on hand, you can certainly use them in this recipe. You could also use shredded rotisserie chicken. Cook or prepare your chicken however you like—grilled, broiled, or sauteed. Then, just shred or cut it into small pieces, and you're ready to make this dish!

Can I Leave Out Mushrooms? Swap Leeks for Onions?

Mushrooms are delicious, but we get it! Not everyone is a mushroom lover. It’s no problem to leave out the mushrooms in this dish. You could use extra chicken or try another ingredient like sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, or broccoli.

White button mushrooms are delicious if you can't find cremini or baby bella mushrooms. Diced portobello mushrooms would work, and even shitake or oyster mushrooms would play nicely with the surrounding flavors.

As for other swaps, any onion would work in this dish perfectly fine. If you don't have leeks on hand, you could try green onion, white onions, or shallots. Leeks cook quickly, so you may need to adjust cooking times slightly if you choose another onion option.

As for the spinach, you can use any leafy green you like. Baby kale would be an easy swap if you're running low on spinach. Of course, you could use frozen spinach as well.

Do I Need to Boil It’s Skinny Noodles?

New to the world of It’s Skinny? Cooking with It’s Skinny Pasta could not be easier. All you do is open the package, drain and set it aside. Some folks like to rinse the noodles and pat them dry, but it's really not necessary.

When your other ingredients are ready, add the It's Skinny Pasta to the pan, heat through, and enjoy. That's it! You don't need to boil water and wait for your pasta to get al dente. It's Skinny is ready to enjoy in just 1-2 minutes of cooking.

Best of all, It’s Skinny takes on the flavors of the surrounding ingredients. It won’t overpower your dish like some other pasta swaps. The flavors come from your sauce, aromatics, and surrounding ingredients. It’s the ideal base for any meal.

How to Make It’s Skinny Fettuccine with Chicken

Are you ready to whip up the most impressive restaurant-worthy meal in mere minutes? Prepare to change your lunch and weeknight dinner game because you'll want this delicious pasta dish on heavy rotation. This recipe makes enough to serve 2-4 people.

Ingredients

Fettuccine Pasta | It's Skinny
  • 2 packages It's Skinny Fettuccine
  • 2 boneless, skin-on chicken thighs (you can use whatever chicken you prefer)
  • 1 package of cremini (baby bella) mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 package (2-3 cups) fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon zest for garnish

Directions

1
Open two packages of It’s Skinny Fettuccine, drain, and rinse. Set the Fettuccine aside.
2
Start by cooking the chicken (if not already cooked). You can use thighs, breasts, even cooked rotisserie chicken. Sauté in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
3
Sauté leeks for one minute until softened and translucent.
4
Add mushrooms to the pan for approximately 4 minutes until cooked down. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the spinach. Allow to cook down further and wilt—season with salt and pepper.
5
Add ½ cup of heavy cream (you can increase to a full cup if you like—this is guilt-free!). Reduce until the sauce begins to thicken.
6
Add the sliced chicken thighs to the sauce.
7
Add the two packages of It’s Skinny Fettuccine to the pan and let it heat through for about 2-3 minutes.
8
Serve your It’s Skinny Chicken Fettuccine in a bowl topped with parmesan cheese and lemon zest. Dig in and enjoy!
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