Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Another hit from Weight Watchers

Buttery Herbed Chicken
Weight Watchers Five Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook Copyright 2005

1 extra-large bag boil-in-bag rice
4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
I just made regular long-grain rice with chicken broth (1 cup rice, 2 cups broth)
2 tablespoons light butter, softened
¼ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound chicken breast tenders

1. Prepare rice according to package directions, using 4 cups of chicken broth instead of water and omitting salt and fat, to make 3 cups hot cooked rice.
2. While rice cooks, combine butter, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in bow; stir well.
3. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until done.
4. Remove pan from heat; add butter mixture, tossing well to coat chicken. Serve immediately over rice.

Yield: 4 servings Per serving (about 3 oz of chicken and ¾ cup rice) 6 points, 292 calories, 6.9 g fat, 29.3 g protein, 26.5 g carbs, .8g fiber, 76 mg cholesterol, 259 mg sodium

I thought I was crazy for paying ten bucks for this little magazine-style cookbook but I think it was well worth the price. Everything I've made from this book has been really good. This recipe was delicious and so simple. It doesn't look like much but it was very flavorful. Now, it is a Weight Watchers recipe so the sauce was skimpy but if you're not counting points or calories, you could double the amount of sauce you make with this.


Fran said...

Sounds very delicious. We always need a variation on chicken. Glad you are happy about your investment!

Anonymous said...

Good recipe from free thanx for posting it.