Roasted Pineapple Alfredo w/ Cajun Chicken

Roasted Pineapple Alfredo with Cajun Chicken

This one may sound a little strange, but give it a chance! Its absolutely delicious with the spicy/sweet combination! I came up with it on my own, and LOVE it! Its a staple in our home!

1 can Pineapple slices in JUICE (if not roasting go with tidbits and save a step)
4 oz Feta Cheese (low fat or regular, the calorie count is usually the same, or close to it)
1/3 cup low fat or fat free milk
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 c diced onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 T flour
2 T canola oil or butter for creamier flavor

1/2 lb of fettuccine (I like the thickness of this noodle with the sauce, it mops up a little more)

4 – 4 oz chicken breasts, or 4 oz fillets of white fish (think cod, talapia, haddock), or 4 oz shrimp
Cajun spice blend (the grocery store offers Many options of these, the one I have right now is Webber brand)

Roast pineapple by laying slices on a broiler pan spraying with non stick cooking spray and sticking under the broiler for a few mins until lightly golden in color. Remove and let cool slice into small pieces once cooled.

Heat up the oil and saute the garlic and onion until softened, then add in the pineapple.
Add in the flour, stir for a moment then deglaze the pan with the pineapple juice, allow to come to a simmer for a few moments
add the chicken broth, return to a simmer.
Add the feta cheese and let thicken, thin out with the milk.
allow to cook down until fully combined and delicious

While the sauce is cooking, season the protein with your favorite cajun spice blend, and cook in non stick cooking spray. when using chicken, you can either dice up chicken before hand if you want it to cook quicker, serve it whole, or dice it up afterward.

serve both the protein and the sauce over the cooked pasta!

1/4 recipe of sauce is – 230 calories – 9 g fat, 23 g carbs, and 23 g protein
the pasta – approx 200 calories for 2 oz dried pasta (may vary by brand)
the chicken – approx 120 calories (may vary)

Total calorie count – 550 calories! Talk about a delicious dish that’s low calorie! And its beyond delicious too!

And for an even better tasting dish make your own pasta!
One of the best gifts I ever received was a pasta roller, but it isn’t necessary to have one as long as you have a rolling pin and either a knife or pizza cutter.

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