February 9, 2009

Tuscan Chicken

Another healthy menu from Weight Watchers. The whole meal is 8 points per serving. It's simple and quick.. perfect for a weeknight meal when you don't have much time to get dinner on the table after a long day at work. This was so much better than I thought it would be. It was so full of flavor! Chris and I both agreed that this will go on our top list of things we've made. I added fresh garlic to this to give it added flavor and because garlic is delicious.

WW Points: 5

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1 pint grape tomatoes
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp water
2 cloves minced garlic

Place chicken breast halves between 2 sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper. Pound to 1/2 inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle chicken evenly with seasonings.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add garlic and chicken. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Add tomatoes; cook 4 minutes or until tomato skins pop. Stir in balsamic vinegar and water. Cook 4 minutes or until chicken is done and liquid almost evaporates. 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and about a 1/3 cup of tomato mixture.)

I served this on a bed of Spinach-Parmesan Fettuccine. Recipe below.

WW Points: 3

1 (9oz) pkg spinach fettuccine or linguine - I used the ones from the refrigerator section not dry
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp butter

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain. Combine cooked pasta, cheese and butter, toss well. 7 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

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