Monday, March 31, 2008

Chicken Potpies (7.5 Points, 9 Points Plus)

3 servings (serving size: 1 pie)


1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie dough (such as Pillsbury)
Cooking spray
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 ounces chicken breast tenders, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 1/4 cups water
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 cup mushrooms, quartered
1 (10 1/2-ounce) can condensed reduced-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup


Preheat oven to 425°.

Cut 3 (4-inch) circles out of dough; discard remaining dough. Place dough circles on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat dough with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Pierce top of dough with a fork. Bake dough at 425° for 8 minutes or until golden.

Combine flour, sage, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a zip-top plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag, and toss to coat. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chicken mixture; cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Stir in water, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in vegetables, mushrooms, and soup; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cook 10 minutes. Spoon 1 cup chicken mixture into each of 3 (1-cup) ramekins or bowls; top each serving with 1 pie crust.

Cooking Light, OCTOBER 2003

Friday, March 28, 2008

Diner Meat Loaf "Muffins" (6 points, 7 Points Plus)

Yields: 6 Servings
(serving size: 2 "muffins")


1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 garlic cloves minced
1 cup ketchup divided
1 1/2 pounds ground beef extra lean (raw)
1 cup finely crushed fat-free saltine crackers (about 20)
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 large eggs

Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°.

Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, chopped carrot, dried oregano, and minced garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Cool.

Combine onion mixture, 1/2 cup ketchup, and the remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a large bowl.

Spoon the meat mixture into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Top each with 2 teaspoons ketchup. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Cooking Light, MARCH 2006

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Chicken Cordon Bleu (5 Points)

4 Servings

4 boneless chicken breast halves
12 slices Deli Select Thin Sliced Ham
4 slices Mozzarella
1/4 cup Bread crumbs
Cooking spray

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray. Place each chicken breast between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound out until thin. Place 3 slices of ham and 1 slice of cheese at the top of each breast, and roll starting with the end that has the cheese and ham, bringing the sides in as you roll. Spray each breast with cooking spray, then dip into bread crumbs. Place on baking sheet. Bake for approx. 30-40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Moroccan Chickpea Chili (4 Points, 5 Points Plus)

(serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Yields: 4 Servings


2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup prechopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons no-salt-added tomato paste
2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes undrained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, carrot, and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in cumin and next 7 ingredients (through red pepper); cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add 1 1/2 cups water, tomato paste, chickpeas, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro and juice.

from Cooking Light

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Oriental Chicken Ginger (4.5 Points)


6 Chicken breast halves uncooked, cut up
1 cup Carrot diced
1/2 cup Onion minced
1/2 cup Low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup Rice vinegar
1/4 cup Sesame seeds
1 tablespoon Ginger
3/4 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
2 cups Broccoli Florets
1 cup Cauliflower


Combine all ingredients except broccoli and cauliflower in slow cooker.
Cover. Cook on low 3-5 hours. Stir in broccoli and cauliflower and cook an additional hour.
Serve over rice.

Fix It and Forget It Lightly

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Chicken Cacciatore (4 Points)

10 Servings


2 lbs uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 chopped bell pepper (I used Kroger's Recipe Beginnings Triple Pepper Blend)
1 chopped onion
12 oz. can chopped tomatoes
6 oz. can tomato paste
12 oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried basil (I used Trader Joe's frozen basil cubes)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder (I used Trader Joe's frozen garlic cubes)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

1. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker.
2. Cover. Cook on low 8 hours.
3. Serve over rice or pasta.

(Please note that this is only four points without the rice or pasta. It can also be gluten free if served over rice.)

adapted from Fix It and Forget It Lightly