Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I Hate Big Bewbies!

Chicken bewbies, that is. It seems like everytime I let someone else pick up chicken at the store for me, I end up with gigantic chicken breasts that take forever to cook. See, I know this Chicken Marsala recipe from Weight Watchers works in the time frame it says because I have made it before and it was super tasty. However, it took almost twice as long to cook the breasts, so my sauce became too reduced and I had to add extra wine and broth -- but mostly wine as I ran out of broth. I guess it wasn't too bad, it was just slightly thicker and darker than I remember.

Chicken Marsala
2 tsp. olive oil
1 cup mushrooms, fresh, sliced
1 lb. uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts (four 4 oz. pieces)
1 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. table salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 c. wine, Marsala variety
1 1/4 c. canned beef broth, reduced-sodium, divided
1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add muschrooms and saute until tender and releasing liquid, about 5 min.

Meanwhile, place chicken on a plate and season both sides with thyme, salt, and pepper. Move mushrooms to outer edge of skillet once cooked. Place chicken in center of skillet and saute until golden, about 2-3 minutes each side.

Add wine to skillet; simmer 1 minute. Add 3/4 cup of broth and simmer, uncovered, until chicken is tender and cooked through, about 8 minutes. Dissolve cornstarch in remaining 1/2 cup of broth in a small bowl; add to skillet. Simmer until sauce thickens, stirring constantly and incorporating mushrooms into the liquid, about 1 min.

Serve chicken with mushroom sauce spooned over top.
Yields about 3 oz. of chicken and 1/3 cup of sauce per serving.
WW Point value: 4
Pretty good, especially for a "diet-type" meal.

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 288Calories from fat 100
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11.217%
Saturated Fat 2.8g14%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 630mg26%
Total Carbs 4.6g2%
Sugars 0.7g
Protein 34.9g
Vitamin A 1%Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 3%Iron 12%

1 comment:

  1. If you want your chicken breasts to cook faster, you can always cut them into smaller pieces or pound them flatter.



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