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Garden Alfredo with Chicken
Photo: Johnny Autry

Garden Alfredo with Chicken

Time: 40 minutes

Simple Sub: You can use linguine instead of pappardelle.

Serve with Arugula-Tomato Salad: Combine 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Add 6 ounces baby arugula, 1 pint halved grape tomatoes, and 1/3 cup vertically sliced red onion; toss to coat. CALORIES 61; FAT 3.7g (sat 0.5g); SODIUM 104mg

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