I LOVE my crock pot! Here’s yet one more wonderful recipe you can have cook durning the day while working and running around.This recipe can easily be doubled to feed a larger family. 1/2 cup of Buffalo Chicken is 3 weight watcher points (old). Yes, this recipe is hubby approved and packs a nice spicy punch.
12-14 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
1 small Onion, diced
1 tsp Garlic Powder
8 -10 oz fat free low sodium Chicken Broth
1/4 cup hot Frank’s Hot sauce
Non fat Sour Cream
1 head of Lettuce
In a crock pot, combine chicken, onions, garlic powder, frank’s hot sauce and broth (enough to cover your chicken, you may not use the whole box).
Cover and cook on high 4 hours.
Shred the chicken with two forks, return to the slow cooker. Makes 1.5 cups chicken.
To prepare lettuce cups and place 1/4 cup buffalo chicken in each leaf,
Top with a tablespoon of non fat sour cream and enjoy. My hubby added low fat cheese to his.
In honor of the Shirataki Yam Noodle I bring you Cheesy Chicken Pasta. I used these noodles in an earlier post for Tuna Noodle Casserole. You can’t go wrong with these noodles, one whole package is 0 weight watcher points so you can have your pasta and eat it too. This recipe is 4 weight watcher points.
3oz of cooked chopped chicken
.5 can of cream soup (cream of chicken, celery, mushroom etc)
.5 soup can of water
1/3 cup of thawed peas
1 Tbls of low fat Mozzarella Cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cook Chicken in the soup. I usually cook 4 chicken thighs, I take two for my pasta and my hubby takes the other two to make with his pasta.
Once the chicken is cooked measure out 3 ounces and place in a frying pan with half of the soup sauce.
What is Congee you ask? It’s the process of boiling rice in a lot of water until it’s soft. This was a dish my husband introduced me to when we were first dating. It’s one of my favorite dishes to make for dinner. It’s easy to make, super yummy and only 5 Weight Watchers points. This is also a great dish if your feeling under the weather as it’s easy on your digestion system.
1 cup of Rice
6 cups of water
Green Onions chopped
1 tsp Fried Onions
1 tsp of Low Sodium soy sauce
Optional 3 ounces of chicken
Add rice and water in a pot and boil for 20 mins, until the rice barely holds a shape but is not starchy. Should have a porridge consistency. This will make a lot of congee should feed a family of four. The next few steps are what I do for my one serving.
So I had some chicken defrosting on the counter and really wanted to try something different. Turns out I had a ton of cabbage in the fridge because of the 0 point cabbage soup I have been making as of late. I thought to myself chicken with cabbage and onions should be a winning combination and it turned out to be true. It’s a whopping 4 weight watcher points for 2 cups. In case your wondering, I do follow the old point system. It worked for me 4 years ago when I started my journey and hasn’t failed me yet. Why mess with a good thing.
1 small onion sliced thinly (about two cups)
4 cups of cabbage
1 cup of cherry tomatoes sliced in half
8 ounces of chicken chopped into bite size pieces (we always use thighs)
3/4 cup of water
.5 tsp of extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp yellow mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds (or black mustard seeds)
2 tsp of garlic
.5 tsp of chilli flakes
Prepare all spices in a small bowl.
Cook chicken in a large pan. Once cooked remove chicken.
In the same pan use the natural oil from the chicken and add the half tsp spoon of oil to the centre of the pan. Let the oil heat up.
Add your bowl of spices and stir until it makes a paste.
Add onions and saute until they are a beautiful carmel color.
Add cabbage, tomatoes and water. Cover and steam cabbage for about 5 remove lid and let the water evaporate.
Once all the water is gone add the chicken just to heat it up. Serve and enjoy. Makes about 5 cups of cabbage.
Here’s another Hungry Girl inspired meal. Extremely easy to make and again the kids and hubby will love it. Once again I was lucky enough to find this recipe on the web. Please click here for the recipe. I say inspired because I had an extra ounce of chicken I had to account for and I topped it with a tablespoon of low fat cheese. The total point value for the picture above (and below) is 5 points. The recipe, if followed to the letter is 3 WW points. My husband loved it so much he made me mark it as a definite meal to make again. If you’re into the cook books, this recipe can be found in the Hungry Girls’s 200 under 200 cookbook. There was so much food I could not stuff it all in my pita so I deconstructed it to eat it. My hubby on the other hand stuffed what he could in the pita and used the rest as a side dish. Enjoy my foodie followers.
Today was a crazy day, I woke up to the craving of meatballs. I haven’t had a meatball in quite sometime. I thought to myself how can I make a healthy meatball to satisfy this darn craving? Well instead of using beef, I used lean ground chicken instead (half a pound), a half a cup of fine bread crumbs, one large egg white. For the spices I added half a tablespoon of minced garlic, a pinch of ground pepper, rosemary, oregano, and thyme. I used a tablespoon to scoop up the meat and form the balls and cooked them for 20 mins at 360 in the oven. I was able to make about 9 meatballs for 1 point each. Serve with you choice of pasta, rice, or couscous. Make a nice low fat sauce from low sodium tomato sauce, or low fat cream soup and enjoy. Just make sure to account for the points on the startch you choose to pair the meatballs with.
Please see my Tips and Secrets page for a listing of Generic Weight Watcher Points for the point value of the starches.