Thursday, September 5, 2013

Two Yummy Recipes

Getting back in track with Weight Watchers.....

I pulled two recipes from the Weight Watchers "Cook It Quick" Cookbook.  It's an older cookbook but all the nutritional information was there, plus I also ran it through the recipe builder on the website for the point values.

The first was Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Pears (you may have to be a member of the WW site to access this recipe; recipe is also available here:  Spark Recipes).  This one came in at 9 points plus.  It was very very good but I will make a few changes next time:  One, I will use a fresh sweet potato as the canned yams got too mushy and Two, I may try pineapple in place of the pears.

The next recipe was Maple-Glazed Chicken with Apples.  I made some minor changes so the recipe is here:

1 cup apple juice
1 apple, cored and cut into 8 wedges
1/3 cup molasses
4 (4-oz.) thin-sliced skinless chicken breasts

In a medium sauce pan mix the apple juice, molasses and apple wedges; bring to boil over medium heat.  Cook until the apple is tender about 8 minutes.  Remove from the heat and keep warm.

Place chicken under broiler and brush on both sides with the apple juice mixture; continue broil and basting chicken until cooked through.  Serve with the apple wedges on the side.  Use leftover mixture over chicken and/or a side of rice.



This one even got a 5 star from hubby!!!  What you are seeing is apple slices, chicken and 1/2 cup rice.  Without the rice the total is 7 points plus; with the rice it is 10 points plus.  YUMMY and POINT WORTHY!!  Don't let the black on the chicken scare you, that's how the glaze gets so close to the broiler, it is still very tasty!



NOTE:  You can join the Weight Watchers site without being a Weight Watchers member...you will have access to the message boards, limited recipes and other things.

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