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Mozzarella Chicken

8 Mar

This was a simple and easy dish, that I served with rice, because I really like rice with tomato based sauces.  It turned out simple, pretty quick, and yummy.  The best thing about this one is that I have all the ingredients I need on hand at just about any time, so it doesn’t take much planning.

If you like the idea of this Mozzarella Chicken, check out my other Italian Recipes here.

Ingredients: 

  • 4 (6 oz) boneless skinless chicken breast filets
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic, or 2 fresh cloves minced
  • 15 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (optional- to taste)
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese (part skim)

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Heat your oil in a large oven safe skillet, on medium heat.  Add chicken and sear until chicken is golden brown on each side, 2-3 minutes per side.
  3. Remove chicken and set it aside on a plate.  Reduce heat to medium-low and add garlic to skillet. Cook about 1 minute before adding all of the following ingredients: crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper, basil, oregano, crushed red pepper.
  4. Stir everything together well in the skillet, and cook on low about 4 minutes, stirring regularly.
  5. Return chicken to skillet nestling them into the sauce.
  6. Cover each chicken breast in 1/4 cup of cheese, and carefully place your skillet into a preheated oven.
  7. Bake until chicken is cooked through.  My breasts were on the thick side, so it took a little longer.  I recommend starting at 15 minutes and then checking regularly until internal temp reaches 165. Serve with chicken and 1/4 of the sauce per person.

4 servings= 315 calories each

 

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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.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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

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Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa

12 Aug

Ingredients: Chicken:

  • 5 (5 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

For Salsa:

  • 1 mango (peeled, seeded and diced)
    1 small tomato diced
    1/2 a small purple onion, diced
    1/2 or more fresh jalapeno peppers, diced (seeds removed) (to taste)
    1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar (to taste)
    salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Mix all Salsa ingredients together, and refrigerate for 2-12 hours.

2. Preheat Grill to Medium heat. Season chicken breasts evenly with salt, pepper, cumin and garlic powder.

3. Grill chicken breasts on medium heat until done.

4. Top each chicken breast with an even portion of Salsa.

 

Makes 5 Servings= 205 Calories per serving

Approximately 5 weight watchers points plus per serving

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Balsamic Chicken

31 Jul

Ingredients:

– 4 chicken breasts (4 oz each)
– 1/4 a medium onion, diced
– 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
– 1/2 cup low fat chicken broth
– 2 tablespoons white sugar
– 1/2 tsp dried basil
– 1/2 tsp dried oregano
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– A tiny sprinkle of corn starch

Directions:

1. In a shallow dish, mix vinegar, broth, garlic, sugar, oregano and basil.

2. Marinate chicken breasts 20 min to 6 hrs in this liquid.

3. Heat oil in a large skillet, and remove chicken from marinade, but don’t throw the marinade out.

4. Cook the chicken in the skillet, approximately 8 min per side, turning as needed. Cook until chicken is done all the way through.

5. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan being onion and remaining marinade to a boil, whisking regularly.

6. Continue whisking mixture, but turn heat down to about medium.

7. Once chicken is cooked through, add sauce into skillet.

8. Cook down until sauce thickens to desired consistency.

9. Whisk in a pinch of corn starch if sauce does not thicken to your liking.

Serve chicken with sauce spooned over top.

Make 4 servings.

1 breast with sauce = 179 calories

Approximately 5 ww points plus

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