Monday, January 7, 2013

Weight Watchers Monday ~ Garlic Chicken

 It's a new year,
a new you,
and to help you out,
I'm going to bring you Weight Watchers recipes on Mondays.
Monday is a good day, right?
That way we cover the weekend binges and get back on track
for the week.
And it's okay to binge. 
You just get back on track the next day.
One of the hardest things to accomplish is change of habit.
When I gave up drinking pop (soda, Pepsi), I thought I was
going to die.....
For real! I didn't think I would make it.
And yes, I fell quite a few times before I was finally able to change
that habit of drinking Pepsi.
I have not drank any pop for over 17 years.
And my body thanks me for the change.
 This Weight Watchers Garlic Chicken is over the top awesome.
There is so much flavor.....
Let me tell you what I did to make this.
I used chicken tenders instead of half chicken breasts.
I used 8 of them and browned them in a little olive oil and garlic.
The recipe below will walk you through it.
 I decided to serve my garlic chicken on top of a bed of fresh baby spinach.
I used maybe a cup and a half of spinach.
Just enough to cover the bottom of my salad bowl.
Then I drizzled the spinach with Balsamic Vinegar.
You can see that I didn't use much vinegar, just a sprinkle for flavor.
I then laid 2 chicken tenders on top of the spinach and used some
of the lemon sauce to drizzle on top.
The hot chicken and sauce wilted the spinach to perfection, while
there were still some crisp leaves.
I also served this dish with a slice of Asiago Cheese Take and Bake bread.
Which, I will give you calorie details below.

There is 10.5 calories in 1 1/2 cups of raw spinach
The one slice of bread has 80 calories

Weight Watchers Garlic Chicken

8 chicken tenders
Olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced or sliced
Zest of half a lemon
1/2 c. fat-free chicken broth
1 tsp. lemon juice (from the half of lemon used for zest)
Fresh baby spinach
Balsamic Vinegar
Pepper to taste

Using a nonstick skillet smeared with just enough olive oil to coat the pan. Slowly saute garlic and lemon zest over low heat. Add chicken tenders and cook over medium heat, about 10 minutes or until brown on both sides. Add broth and lemon juice.
Heat to boiling and then reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 - 15 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan and place on a plate. Line salad bowls with about 1 1/2 c. fresh baby spinach. Drizzle spinach with balsamic vinegar. Place two chicken tenders on top of spinach and drizzle with sauce left in pan. Sprinkle with crushed black pepper and serve.

The chicken recipe alone without the spinach and bread is 3 WW points
Calories: 153
Fat: 3g
Fiber: 0g
Carbohydrate: 1g
Sodium: 432g
Cholesterol: 40mg
Protein 31g

This recipe is linked to:
Weekend Potluck ~ The Better Baker


  1. Today is the first day of the rest of your life---make it count!! We can all lost the weight we want by sticking together and encouraging each other. I am happy to report I lost and kept 2 lbs off since last Monday. Unhappy to say I lost 4 total but had a weak moment and had two---yes two-- chocolate cupcakes Saturday. Well I learned again the hard way that sugar and do not mix well. If they would have been made with STEVIA then I would have been ok. But I am a Chocoholic and have to watch myself ALL the time. What is your weakness

  2. Thanks for sharing this tasty dish Ang. Printing & pinning and making soon. Sounds fabulous. Keep these great WW recipes coming!

  3. Nice. Healthy, delicious and super lean. This is definitely the month for lean meals after the sugar fest last month. ;)

  4. Awesome! I am starting back on WW this week and need some new ideas to keep things interesting. I'll be back every Monday, Angie!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

  5. Quick easy and healthy. Thanks for sharing with us at FFF this week.

  6. WOW! You were the first one to link up at Weekend Potluck last week! I love this recipe and plan on making it for dinner tomorrow all the ingredients this last weekend. Thanks so much for coming over, linking up, and linking back! =)

    1. And I thought I was going to be late for the party....I hope you enjoy the chicken. We loved it!

  7. Definitely looking forward to trying out this recipe! Always looking for new chicken recipes.



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