Skinny Chicken Pomodoro



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This chicken dish is light and delicious! It’s really simple and makes a lovely presentation. Each serving has 184 calories, 5 grams of fat and 3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. Such a versatile dish, you can served it over steamed zucchini noodles as shown in the photo, steamed broccoli slaw or whole grain pasta. Check out the serving tips below.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


Ingredients

4 thin chicken breasts (4 ounces each), see prep tip

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth

½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1½ cups cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half

½ cup scallions, chopped

A little salt, pepper and garlic powder, if desired


Instructions

1. Add thin chicken breasts to a plate and squeeze with a little lemon juice over them. Season lightly with salt, garlic powder and pepper.

2. Coat a large nonstick pan with cooking spray. Add olive oil and heat over medium heat.

3. Add chicken breasts and cook them approximately 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through.  Transfer the chicken to a clean serving plate.

4. Add ¼ cup wine or ¼ cup chicken broth and cook over medium heat until half the amount has evaporated, about 1½-2 minutes. Stir in ½ cup chicken broth and lemon juice. Return the chicken to pan and cook on each side for 1 minute.  Remove chicken to serving plate. Leave the sauce in the pan.

5. To the pan of sauce, stir in tomatoes and scallions.  Season with a little more salt, pepper and garlic powder, if desired. Continue to cook about 1-2 minutes, until thoroughly heated.

6. Pour tomatoes and sauce over chicken and serve.

Makes 4 servings (each serving, 1 chicken breast with sauce and tomatoes)


Prep Tip

Many recipes call for using thin chicken breasts. Most supermarkets sell packages of these. I bought mine at Trader Joe’s. Or make your own. To do this, pound chicken to ¼” thickness between 2 sheets of plastic wrap.


Serving Tips

Serve this chicken over steamed zucchini noodles or steamed broccoli slaw. You can steamed either of them in the microwave for about 2 minutes. It would also be fantastic served over my recipe for Super Healthy, Garlic Sauteed Spinach   Or, serve over whole grain pasta.


Weight Watchers SmartPoints
3
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
4
Weight Watchers
(old points) 4

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 chicken breast, tomatoes and sauce
184 cal, 5g fat, 2g sat. fat, 55mg chol, 27g prot, 6g carbs, 1g fiber, 337mg sod, 1g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
163 cal, 2g sat. fat, 0g sugar, 26g protein