The recipe I chose for tonight was Rosemary Chicken with Balsalmic-Glazed Onions from the Weight Watchers Points Plus Cookbook. Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs, chicken is a healthy staple, and caramelized onions are a recent discovery of taste explosion for me, so this seemed like a great way to ease into my cooking week. After popping out to the backyard to grab some sprigs of fresh rosemary out of the garden, I got to work. (FYI, I halved the recipe to feed two.)
Rosemary Chicken with Balsalmic-Glazed Onions (serves 2)
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil2 very small onions, each cut into 8 wedges1/8 c. balsalmic vineagar1 tbs honey1 tsp worcestershire sauce2 (5 oz) skinless boneless chicken breasts1/4 tsp salt1/8 tsp black pepper1/2 tsp minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 tsp dried
1. Heat oil in medium nonstick skilled over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, turning often, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add vinegar, honey, and worcestershire sauce and simmer until onions are tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl and keep warm. Wipe out skillet.2. Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper and rosemary. Spray skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once, until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Serve chicken with onions.
Per serving (1 chicken breast with 1/3 cup onions): 243 calories, 6 g fat, 17 g carb, 1 g fiber, & 29 g protein.
While the chicken was cooking, I realized I needed sides. I have to admit, I cheated a little bit and took the easy route by grabbing the steam-in-bag brussell sprouts out of the freezer and the pouch of uncle ben's ready rice out of the pantry to round out the meal (hey, I cooked the main dish, right? lol).
After adding a serving of brussel sprouts (the bag said 6-7 sprouts), 1/2 cup of rice, and a glass of nonfat milk, here's the finished product. I must say that even though it's not as pretty as the cookbook's picture, I'm still pretty impressed with myself.
Also, I had to laugh at my cooking partners - the two cats - they were right underfoot and in the way the entire time, it's amazing I didn't drop something on them (which was probably their plan).
|In front of the stove|
|In front of the sink|