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Creamy Chicken Fettuccine

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Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who need to consume additional calories to help them meet their nutritional needs.

This high-calorie, high-protein meal is quick and easy to make.

Prep time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • ½ tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 (10.75 oz.) can broccoli cheese soup
  • ½ c. heavy whipping cream
  • ½ c. whole milk
  • ¼ c. Parmesan cheese
  • 3 (6 oz.) cooked chicken breasts, diced
  • 6 oz. cooked fettuccine
  • 1½ c. steamed broccoli

Directions:

  1. In a hot skillet, melt butter and sauté garlic for 2 minutes over medium-low heat. Stir constantly to avoid burning the garlic.
  2. Stir in soup, heavy whipping cream, whole milk, and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Heat sauce mixture until it boils.
  4. Add cooked chicken to sauce mixture.
  5. Reduce heat to low and cover.
  6. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  7. Toss with fettuccine and steamed broccoli.

Serves: 3

Serving size: 2½ to 3 cups

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
730 calories
50 g protein
30 g fat
203 mg calcium
1096 mg sodium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, CNSC, LD/N
Date reviewed: July 2012

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