Thursday, January 2, 2020

Palmini Chicken Alfredo

I get really excited when I find new low carb options.  Especially ones that I can disguise as pasta.  Palmini pasta is made from hearts of palm and the carb count is low (only 3 g. per serving) and when rinsed and cooked, tastes almost like the real thing!
You can substitute it for any pasta dish by just rinsing and heating. 

Here's how I prepare the Chicken Alfredo:

4 chicken breasts
2 cans Rao's roasted garlic alfredo sauce (2 carbs per serving)
3-4 cans Palmini pasta (rinsed and drained)

I prepare mine in a pressure cooker (Ninja Foodi model), but you could easily cook your chicken and shred it or even add rotisserie chicken. 

In my pressure cooker, I add the chicken and alfredo sauce. 
Set the function to "Pressure" and set the timer for 10 minutes.  Once the pot has depressurized, I shred the chicken and then add the pasta.  I then set the function to pressure again, and cook for another 5 minutes. 
After the pot depressurizes, I let it sit so that the sauce can thicken before serving!  I top with Himalayan salt and some cracked pepper and done!  Super easy and quick!

If you're missing your starches and longing for pasta, this is a must try.  My husband even prefers this to traditional pasta!