Monday, November 7, 2011

Weight Watchers demo and recipe

I was invited to demo some great food for the Weight Watchers Round Rock grand opening!   Met so many wonderful people that afternoon and wanted to share the recipe that was gobbled up.   I apologize that I didn't get it up on the blog as soon as I should have, but LIFE stepped in and we've had a house full of children.

Weight Watchers Friendly
Chicken and Spaghetti Squash Saute

  • cooking spray
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 C fat free chicken stock
  • 1 C artichokes, quartered
  • 1 small spaghetti squash, cooked and shredded
  • 1 C green beans, cut into 1 inch segments
  • pepper
Directions:   Trim any fat from chicken breasts, rinse and pat dry.   In a large saute pan, coat with a quick blast of cooking spray and saute garlic and onion until soft.   Push to the side and saute the chicken breasts until cooked thoroughly.  For faster cooking, slice the chicken into strips before sauteing.   If things seem to be sticking, add 2 T of the fat free chicken broth to the pan.  Remove the chicken only and hold. Once cooled, slice into strips.   Deglaze the pan with the fat free chicken stock, then add the artichoke quarters to the onion/stock mixture.

I like to cook my spaghetti squash in the microwave, cut in half with seeds in, covered with a damp paper towel.   A small squash will take about 12 minutes.   Remove the seeds and shred with a fork.   Add the cooked and shredded spaghetti squash to the pan as well as the sliced chicken and stir.   Finally add the green beans and saute until cooked.   I plated mine then added fresh ground pepper.

I can't divulge the Points Plus for this entree, but I can tell you that everything but the chicken is free!