Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Chicken 'n' Cheese Casserole (6 Points)

Yields: 8 Servings


2 cups Macaroni cooked
2 cups boneless chicken breast halves chopped
2 cups Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
2 cups Fat Free Milk
8 ounces Reduced Fat Cheddar cheese cubed

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In large casserole, combine all ingredients, mixing well.

3. Bake, covered 35 - 45 minutes. Remove cover; bake 10 - 15 minutes longer, serve immediately.

Weight Watcher's Winning Points Week 5 handout

Friday, February 15, 2008

Pan-Seared Chicken with Artichokes and Pasta (9.5 Points, 11 Points Plus)

Yields: 4 Servings


1 (6-ounce) jar marinated artichoke heart quarters undrained
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 garlic clove minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
4 cups hot cooked cavatappi (about 2 1/2 cups uncooked spiral tube-shaped pasta) or fusilli
1 tablespoon chopped pitted kalamata olives
1 (14.5-ounce) canned diced tomatoes drained
2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Drain artichokes in a colander over a bowl, reserving marinade.

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; coat with cooking spray. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté 3 minutes on each side. Add onions and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in reserved artichoke marinade and wine, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and stir in artichokes, pasta, olives, and tomatoes. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with cheese.

from Cooking Light Magazine

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Oriental Pepper Steak (4 Points)

Yields: 6 Servings


1 teaspoon Canola Oil
1 pound Flank Steak trimmed & cut into strips
1 Onion sliced
1 Green pepper sliced
1/2 Yellow bell pepper sliced
1/2 Orange bell pepper sliced
2 tablespoons Reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons Cornstarch
1 3/4 cups Beef broth

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet or wok over high heat unitl a drop of water sizzles. Add the oil, swirl to coat the pan, then add the steak. Stir-fry until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
2. Add the onion and bell peppers to the skillet. Reduce the heat and cook, covered, until the vegetables are softened, about 6 minutes. Uncover and stir-fry until the vegeatbles are browned, about 4 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, whisk together the soy sauce and cornstarch in a medium bowl until smooth; whisk in the broth. return the steak to the skillet, along with the soy sauce mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce boils and thickens, about 3 minutes.

from WW Stir It Up Cookbook

Monday, February 11, 2008

Chicken Tortilla Soup (8 Points)

Yields: 8 Servings


4 boneless chicken breast halves uncooked
2 can (15 oz) Black beans undrained
1 can (15 oz) Low-sodium Mexican stewed tomatoes
1 cup Salsa
4 ounce Green chili chopped, undrained
Baked tortilla chips
2 cup Fat Free Cheese grated

1. Combine all ingredients except chips and cheese in large slow cooker.
2. Cover. Cook on low 8 hours.
3. Just before serving, remove chicken breast and slice into bite-size pieces. Stir into soup.
4. To serve, put a handful of ships in each individual soup bowl. Ladle soup over chips. Top with cheese.

Fix It & Forget It Lightly

Monday, February 4, 2008

Stir-Fried Chicken with Broccoli, Red Peppers and Cashews (9 Points Plus)

Yields: 4 Servings


2 tablespoon Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
1 1/2 tablespoon Ginger roots
3 cloves Garlic
1 pound boneless chicken breast halves
1 large Sweet pepper
2 cups Broccoli
2 tablespoon Low Sodium Soy Sauce
20 Cashews

* Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil, 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil, ginger and garlic; cook 15 seconds. Add chicken and stir-fry until starting to brown, about 3 to 4 minutes; remove to a plate.

* Add remaining teaspoon of vegetable oil, pepper and broccoli to same skillet; stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add chicken back to skillet, pour in soy sauce and cook, stirring, until chicken is cooked through, about 2 minutes more; toss with remaining 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil. Sprinkle on cashews and serve. Yields about 1 3/4 cup per serving.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Hummus (2 Points)

Yields: 6 Servings


1 can (12 oz) Garbanzo beans drained
2 cloves Garlic
1/4 cup Tahini
2 tablespoons Olive oil

Blend in cuisenart. Add water if too thick.