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Simple broiled chicken

15 Jan

This is about as basic as it gets folks, but it’s one of my husband’s favorite was to prepare chicken. It’s quick, easy, and super healthy.


– 4 (6 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
– salt
– pepper
– paprika (all to taste)


1. Preheat oven to 350

2. Sprinkle salt, pepper and paprika on both sides of chicken.

3. Spray a baking pagan with nonstick spray.

4. Bake for 10 min.

5. Turn oven up to “Lo” broil and broil 5-7 min.

Voila! Easy breezy. Enjoy!

1 breast = 210 calories

Appx 5 weight watchers pp


Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

14 Aug

I have tried several versions of baked tenders, and, upto this point I have not posted any of them, because none of them really “hit the spot” to satisfy a true chicken finger craving. But, last night, I tried this version, and the results were very satisfying. Please note that you should not substitute regular breadcrumbs in this recipe. I’ve tried both types, and the Panko is really needed to give it a good crunch. I hope you all enjoy.


  • 1 lb uncooked chicken tenderloins (or you could cut up 1 lb of breasts)
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 cup 1% Milk
  • 3/4 Cup All purpose flour*
  • 1/2 TBSP dried Rosemary (optional, but recommended)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/4 Cup Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs**

* I was able to find pre-seasoned panko at the store, but if you want to use regular, just add in about 1 tbsp parsley, 1/2 tbsp garlic powder, and maybe some salt and pepper.

** I ALWAYS use a pre-seasoned flour for recipes like this, and I think it makes all the difference in the world. You should check out This Site and consider buying some of, what I believe to be the best, from “The Old Mill” in Pigeon Forge TN.


1. In 4 separate, shallow dishes place the following: 1) Milk 2) Flour 3) Egg whites, whisked 4) Panko, Salt, Pepper, and Rosemary (stir together).

2. Dredge each of your chicken tenders into these 4 containers, in this order. 1) Milk 2) Flour 3) Egg white 4) Panko. Be sure to spend some time in that panko dish… pressing the crumbs into the tenders and really getting them good and covered.

3. Lay tenders on a metal baking sheet, sprayed with Pam.

4. Bake at 375 for about 20 Minutes. Flip Tenders over and continue baking about 5 min longer, or until cooked through.

5. If you feel your tenders are not brown enough for your liking, turn the broiler on for a minute or so, but watch them closely so they don’t burn.

Enjoy. These come out crunchy and flavorful, and my husband says he even liked them better than the fried version I made the same night.


Makes 3 Servings= 310 Calories per serving

Approximately 8 weight watchers points plus per serving



Rosemary chicken in cream sauce

13 Mar

This was really yummy. I served with mixed grains, and poured the sauce over the grains. Definite repeat.


– (3) 4 oz boneless chicken breasts
– 1/2 an onion, diced
– 1 tbsp minced garlic
– 4 tbsp flour
– 1/2 cup 1% milk
– 1/2 cup chicken broth
– 1 tsp rosemary
– salt and pepper to taste


1. Salt and pepper your chicken breasts, then sautéed them in a skillet, using butter flavored nonstick spray.

2. Remove chicken and place it in a baking pan (9×9 would work) sprayed with nonstick spray.

3. Spray same skillet again with spray and sautéed onions and garlic until softened. If you need to you can add 1-2 tbsp of water to keep onions from burning.

4. Stir four into onions and slowly add broth, stirring until smooth, then stir in milk slowly.

5. Bring to a simmer, and then cook on low heat about 2 minutes, stirring constantly until sauce thickens.

6. Pour sauce over chicken. Cover pan with foil and bake at 350 for 25-30 min.

Makes 3 servings= 175 calories per serving

Appx 5 weight watchers points plus



Roasted Red Pepper and Swiss stuffed Chicken Breast

18 Jun

– (4) 5 oz chicken breasts
– 2 wedges of light laughing cow swiss cheese
– Roasted Red Peppers, diced (about 1/4 cup)
– 4 tsp fat free mayo
– 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs, seasoned with salt and pepper

1. Preheat oven to 425, and spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

2. with a fork mix together laughing cow wedges and red peppers until blended.

3. Use a knife to cut a small pocket about 2/12 inches long, into the side of each chicken breast. Fill pocket with 1/4 cheese/pepper mixture, and press the edges closed (use a toothpick if needed)

4. brush the top of each chicken breast with Mayo, and then press the mayo side of the chicken into the breadcrumbs.

5. Place on baking sheet, coated side up, and spray top of chicken lightly with nonstick spray.

6. Bake until golden brown and done in the middle. About 25 minutes.

**Variation: this works great with sundried tomatos too, instead of roasted red peppers.

4 Servings= 230 Calories per serving

Appx 6 weight watchers points plus

French’s Fried Onion baked Chicken

12 May

I can’t take credit for creating this recipe, but I will take credit for sharing it with you 🙂  It’s delicious. One of my family’s favorites.  My daughter dips hers in honey.


– 2 1/2 cups French’s Fried Onions (regular or cheddar)

– 1 egg

– 2 tablespoons flour

– 4 (4 oz) boneless chicken breasts


1. Clean and dry chicken breasts.

2 Put fried onions into food processer, and grind until they’re well chopped.

3.  Mix onions and flour.

4. beat egg in a shallow bowl.

5. Dip chicken into egg; then coat with onion crumbs, pressing firmly to adhere.

6. Place chicken on baking sheet. Bake at 400°F for 20 min.

4 servings= 365 Calories per serving


Chicken Cordon Bleu

6 May

I adapted this recipe from one of my favorite sites, skinnytaste.  They always have great recipes, and you will likely see many more of their recipes here in the future.


– 6 Thin sliced Chicken Breasts (appx 3 oz each)

– salt and pepper

– 1 large egg

– 2 egg whites

– 1 tbsp water

– 1 1/4 cups italian seasoned breadcrumbs

– 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional, mix with bread crumbs)

– 6 slices of thin deli ham (i used Hillshire farms)

– 3 slices swiss cheese (peppridge farm thin slices) cut in 1/2


1. Preheat oven to 450.  Spray a large non-stick baking pan with PAM.

2. wash and dry the chicken, and season with salt and pepper.

3. Lay the chicken flat on a plate, and place 1 slice of ham and 1/2 slice of cheese in the center of each breast.

4. Mix all eggs with 1 tbsp water.  Set aside in a dish.

5.  Tightly roll chicken breasts until ham and cheese are tightly rolled in the center.

6. Holding the chicken “roll” tightly together, dip chicken into egg, and then coat with breadcrumbs.

7. Place chicken seam side down on baking dish.

8.  Spray tops of chicken lightly with PAM, and bake 25 min.

6 servings= 280 calories each

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