High protein chicken alfredo

By Rakesh Chinnoe

High protein Italian comfort food. By substituting full fat cream and milk with lighter alternatives we shift the macros of this dish to be more protein focused. Whilst preserving the creamy essence that makes this dish so comforting.




3.5 Ounces of chicken breast

1/3 cups of butter

1/4 cups of milk


  1.  Preheat the oven to 180C. Pour the hazelnuts onto a lined baking tray and bake until toasted (this step is optional but deepens the flavour). 
  2. Add the hazelnuts to a food processor and blitz until crumbled. Don’t blend too much otherwise the mixture will turn into nut butter. Alternatively, use a pestle and mortar to crush the hazelnuts. 
  3. Then, add the dates, cocoa powder, whey protein, salt, honey, orange zest, and a squeeze of orange juice, and blitz again until the mixture is well combined and sticky. If it’s too thick, loosen with a little more orange juice. 
  4. Divide the mixture into 12 evenly sized balls. Cover and chill for 15-20 minutes until firm. 
  5. A few minutes before removing the energy balls from the fridge, melt the orange chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. 
  6. Use a skewer or toothpick to dip each chilled energy ball in melted orange chocolate until completely covered. 
  7. Transfer to a plate or container and chill again until set (this should take around half an hour). Enjoy before your workout for a sweet boost of energy and keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.
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