Yes, another wonderful chicken dish. When chicken is your main source of meat protein it can be a challenge to make it exciting to eat nightly. Here’s a yummy asian influenced chicken recipe that uses soy sauce, pineapples and hot chili flakes. I had 2 chicken thighs for 4 ounces add an extra point for a few pineapple bits and a bit of sauce for a total of 5 WW points. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we did. Serve with rice and veggies.
6 small chicken things about 1.5 – 2 ounces each
1/4 cup reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp minced ginger
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 8-ounce can pineapple
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Coat an 8 x 8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, I used my awsome stone which means no cooking spray.
Place chicken thighs in a single layer in a baking dish.
Combine tamari or soy sauce with brown sugar, ginger, crushed pepper and pineapple in a small bowl and pour over chicken.
Bake uncovered for 25 – 40 minutes (depending on the chicken size), basting frequently with juices. Serve and enjoy.
Here’s another super fast dish. I love butternut squash and I happened to have one sitting on the counter so I looked through a few recipes and modified one to make it a bit healthier. Butternut Squash and Chicken Stew, for 1 and 1/4 cup of stew with a 1/4 cup of rice it’s about 6 weight watcher points. It was a big hit with my hubby and he’s not a huge fan of squash. If your looking for something different i suggest this dish.
1lb of Chicken Thighs cut in to strips
A pinch of Salt
1/4 tsp of Pepper
1 tsp of Olive Oil
1 Onion sliced
2 Garlic Cloves
1 tsp of Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
14 oz can of Low Sodium Vegetable broth
12 oz of steamed mashed Butternut Squash
1 cup of frozen Corn
Season Chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a pot and add the chicken
Cook for about 6 mins, stirring occasionally to make sure the chicken is cooked through.
Add the onion, garlic, cumin, cinnamon and cook for about 1 more minute,
Add broth, squash and corn to the pot and heat through, about another 5 mins.
Here’s a great recipe for your next Mexican Fiesta night. I am a big fan of the slow cooker; especially on those days when I work from home. Just put everything in a pot and let it simmer for 6-10 hours. Such a fantastic invention. This recipe is really easy and super yummey. One cup of this delicious dish is worth a whooping 3 Weight Watcher points. Add a tortilla on the side and you add another 2 points. That’s 5 points for the entire dish as shown in the above picture. If you feel like treating yourself a litlle more add a small amount of non fat sourcream into the mix. Just a tablespoon or two turns the chicken mixture into a creamy delicious dinner. Enjoy.
14.4 oz can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
15 oz can Black Beans rinsed and drained
8 oz frozen Corn
1/4 cup chopped fresh Cilantro
14.4 oz can fat free chicken broth
3 Green Onions chopped
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Cayenne pepper (to taste)
24 oz skinless chicken thighs
A pinch of Salt and Pepper
Weight Waters Tortilla’s
Combine all ingredients in the crock pot and stir to mix.
Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on the chicken thighs and lay on top of the mixture in the crock pot .
Cook on high for 6 hours.
30 mins before serving remove the chicken and shred.