Thursday, January 14, 2010

Balsamic Chicken-Low Fat and Simple-Foodie Friday

We eat a lot of chicken at our house. This one is adapted from a Weight Watcher recipe. I served it with a black specialty rice (which we weren't crazy about) and a salad, for a lowfat meal.

Ingredients:
2 tsp. olive oil
2 T. balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
4 skinless chicken breasts
3 cups mushrooms sliced
1 cup chicken broth (you can use water with a bouillon cube)
1/4 tsp. dried thyme


In a non-stick pan, cook the chicken on both sides until almost done. (Mine was frozen solid, so I put it on medium heat and covered it to make it cook faster) While the chicken is cooking, mix the balsamic vinegar and mustard in a small bowl and slice the mushrooms.


When the chicken is almost done, add the chicken broth, thyme and mushrooms to the pan and continue to cook until the chicken is tender. Stir in the balsamic/mustard mix and let simmer a few more minutes.


If you happen to be counting WW points, this is about 4 points per a 4 oz serving of the chicken. Enjoy!

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27 comments:

vignette design said...

We end up making this dish a lot, or a version of it. I never get tired of chicken! --Delores

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This sounds very good. I love balsamic vinegar. It adds a lovely flavor and zip to a recipe. I could use to eat a little ( oh, okay...a lot) more sensibly.
Yvonne

Lexie said...

i'm actually not a fan of black rice either, but i love chicken.

also, i promise i just take my coat off for a quick photo!

erin said...

I think the rice and mushrooms look amazing...I don't like chicken at all though.

I think this would be great with salmon though. Might just try it tonight!

Carrie said...

Oh, that looks so good.

Mary said...

This looks really, really good, Sue. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful Foodie Friday.

dee dee said...

Sue,
This looks really yummy! I love easy, lowfat chicken dishes. This sounds like one to make for the family!
Dee Dee

A Gracious Home said...

That chicken sounds fantastic. I plan to try that. Thanks, Doylene

Michael Lee West said...

This is exactly what I need to make after eating peach cobbler and peppermint ice cream at other blogs! Thanks so much. The pictures are making me hungry.

jenjen said...

WOw - that looks so yummy Sue! I will have to try that one for sure!

XOXO
Jen

koralee said...

Chicken...rice..mushrooms..what more could a girl want!? Lovely meal my friend.

Kathysue said...

Hi Sue, I need some good low fat recipes,this one sounds fast and easy and I love mushrooms in anything. Thank you for coming by , so you liked the second shower head, weren't they amazing, I could not believe it when I saw them. I guess I am a practical girl. Keeping them clean would be difficult. That proves there is something for eveyone. Kathysue

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The chicken sounds and looks good - thanks for sharing. The black rice - not so good. :)
Thanks for stopping by. The creme brulee' rice cakes sound good.

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Hi Sue! Thank you for sharing this ~

I'm always looking for healthier recipes and we would LOVE the flavors in this one... it would help keep us on the right track! ;) xo

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey sweet Sue...girl you always have the best food here...I just ate my ham sandwich and now I want to eat again shame on you...Hey thanks for coming by and girl do a post about your saleman samplar's ice box how cool that would be...love to see it...Hope you have a great weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Sue,
That looks very good. I swear I gain pounds just blog hopping on Foodie Fridays. Your table below is fun and whimisical and some great pics too! Happy Week-end, Cindy

Holly said...

Looks delicious. If I put balsamic on it, my kids will eat it...we love balsamic over here. I am always looking for new things to do with chicken!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Sure looks good -- I SHOULD be dining more WW and "less" points and calories! Black rice? I've never seen any.

xinex said...

Yummy!...Christine

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sue! Now that chicken looks yummy! I have several old WW recipes that I have tweaked and still use every day! Happy weekend...Debbie

Lyneen said...

HMMM I may have to try the chicken... we are trying to eat more. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my silver...

Jenny said...

The chicken looks great. We've tried the black rice and we weren't fans either. Odd taste. And I see your beagle in your header. That made me laugh!

Maria said...

4 points Sue! Thanks GREAT!
I want to lose 10 lbs. before my daughter's wedding... Will print this one since I also love balsamic vinegar~

Thanks for the lovely comments that you leave, Sue...You are a very thoughtful person!

Chris and I look for the news also...
many of the news outlets have great video sources too... some are a day old though.
We "just looking" at Family friendly satellite radio. They have live feed from the major news networks.
Hope you're having a sweet Sunday ~

Patriotic Mom said...

Looks yummy! Do you have a post for the rice?

JUST ME said...

I'm not a big fan of that black rice either. Kind of like eating dirt, slightly flavored.

Torie Jayne said...

This sounds great, I am cooking my way through the Weight watchers book and my favourite has to be the Caribbean meat balls, Have a sweet day!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Sue
Well the end result looks finger licking good... although it could be a tad messy eating it with your hands.. yummy goodness.. you'll have us all slim in no time.. xx Julie