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


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


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
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
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