Friday, April 15, 2011

"Not Chicken Again!"

That's what Scarlet (our 3 year old Granddaughter) said to me when I was fixing dinner one night. I do love chicken and guess I fix it a lot.

Spiced Maple Chicken

1/4 c sugar free syrup (I'm using Log Cabin)
1/4 t ground ginger
1 T soy sauce
2 T white wine
1 T canola oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 t red pepper flakes
1/8 t salt
1/8 t black pepper
2 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved
Chopped parsley for garnish

Mix first 9 ingredients in a bowl; add chicken. Let sit refrigerated 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally--discard marinade after removing the chicken.

Broil 5-6" from heat, about 7 minutes. Turn and continue broiling another 7 minutes or until cooked. Sprinkle with parsley to garnish.

Yield: 4 servings at 4 PointsPlus each.

Broccoli Rice Hot Dish

2 c hot cooked rice
3/4 c shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1/2 c Egg Beaters
3/4 t garlic salt

10 oz frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1/2 c chopped sweet red pepper
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 c Egg Beaters
1/2 c skim milk
1/2 t onion salt
1/2 t pepper
1 c shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

In a bowl, combine rice, cheese, Egg Beaters and garlic salt. Press firmly into a 2 qt baking dish sprayed with Pam. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, place broccoli, red pepper and onion in a steamer basket over 1" boiling water in a sauce pan. Cover and steam for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.

In a bowl, combine the Egg Beaters, skim milk, onion salt and pepper; stir in vegetables. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Yield: 6 servings at 6 PointsPlus each.

Apple Oat Snack Cake

1 c boiling water
1/2 c old-fasioned oats
1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t salt
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c packed brown sugar
1/3 c unsweetened applesauce
1 egg
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
1 medium apple, peeled and chopped

1/2 c old-fashioned oats
1/4 c all-purpose flour
1/4 c packed brown sugar
1 t ground cinnamon
3 T cold butter

In a bowl, combine boiling water and oats; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In a mixing bowl, combine sugars and applesauce; beat well. Add egg, vanilla and oat mixture; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in apple.

Pour in an 8" square baking dish sprayed with Pam. For the topping, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Yield: 12 servings at 7 PointsPlus.

Last night's dinner was INCREDIBLE! Thanks to Beth Hood for allowing me to share some of her recipes on my blog. The pork was very tender and the sauce had just enough of a "kick" to it, but not too spicey and the green beans were delicious. LOVED the pumpkin bread! I ended up going over my Daily PointsPlus Allowance by 9 PointsPlus, but hadn't used any of my Weekly PointsPlus so I was still okay.

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