Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Baked Chicken With Zucchini

My dinner last night was super yummy, healthy and low calorie, does it get much better? I Baked a small potato, chicken breast and sauteed zucchini. I will tell you have I prepared each item, you can find all recipes through weight watcher .  

Baked Chicken 3 Points Plus Per Serving 
1 spray(s) cooking spray   
1 pound(s) uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s), four 4 oz halves   
1/2 tsp table salt   
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground   
1 tsp olive oil   
2 tsp fresh lemon juice, or more to taste   
2 tsp rosemary, fresh, chopped   
2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped   
1/4 cup(s) canned chicken broth 

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a small, shallow roasting pan with cooking spray.

Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. Transfer chicken to prepared pan and drizzle with oil; sprinkle with lemon juice, rosemary and parsley. Pour broth around chicken to coat bottom of pan. 

Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 30 to 35 minutes.

Sauteed Zucchini
2 zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (I used yellow squash too)
2 shallots, minced
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tbsp Dijon mustard

This is same same recipe I posted here in my blog a while back. It is worth a re-post, and as you can see it goes with many different proteins 

Spray or drizzle a small amount of oil to the pan. Add zucchini and shallots to skillet. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes (I cook longer to get a nice color on the zucchini). Add broth and mustard and stir gently. Simmer until liquid thickens, about 3 minutes or longer. 

For the baked potato first I washed then I poked holes all around, rubbed a little olive oil on the skin and sprinkled with salt. Then  I baked it for 1.5 hours and when it came out I took a fork and poked holes down the center of the cooked potato. Then I pushed the sides and popped it open. I didn't need toppings because the left over juice from cooking the chicken gave plenty of flavor. You can also use a little spray "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" if desired. 

And "Ta-da" dinner is done!

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