Monday, January 25, 2010

What's For Dinner Tonight?

Last week I made this yummy baked chicken for dinner and it was a HUGE hit...everyone loved it so I had to share! I'd love to hear if you'd try it and like it too!

BAKED CHICKEN

POINTS® Value: 3
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 35 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Use fresh herbs and lemon juice to give plain baked chicken fantastic flavor. This combination of flavors also works well with turkey cutlets or white fish fillets.
Ingredients
1 spray(s) cooking spray
1 pound(s) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, four 4 oz halves
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp fresh lemon juice, or more to taste
2 tsp rosemary, fresh, chopped
2 tsp parsley, fresh, chopped
1/4 cup(s) canned chicken broth
1/2 medium lemon(s), quartered (for garnish)
Instructions

* Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a small, shallow roasting pan with cooking spray.
* Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. Transfer chicken to prepared pan and drizzle with oil; sprinkle with lemon juice, rosemary and parsley. Pour broth around chicken to coat bottom of pan.
* Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 30 to 35 minutes. Garnish with fresh lemon and serve. Yields 1 chicken breast half per serving.

And as a side dish we had these Au Gratin Potatoes and they were delish!!! They did not, however, take as long as the recipe says so be sure you check on them well before they are supposed to be done!

Au Gratin Potatoes

POINTS® Value: 3
Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 90 min
Level of Difficulty: Moderate





Ingredients


1 spray(s) cooking spray

1 Tbsp butter
1 medium onion(s), thinly sliced

2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 cup(s) fat-free skim milk
2 pound(s) Yukon Gold potato(es), thinly sliced

1 cup(s) low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

1 tsp table salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 2-quart covered baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour; add milk slowly, stirring. Add potatoes and stir to mix. Bring to a boil. Stir in 3/4 cup of cheese, salt and pepper.

  • Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and level out surface. Bake for 1 hour, uncovered. Cover and bake until potatoes are fork-tender, about 20 minutes more.

  • Change oven temperature to broil. Sprinkle remaining cheese over potatoes. Broil 6 inches from the heating element until the cheese is golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing into 8 pieces.
Sorry about the really bad editing on this post...it is a bit hard to copy and paste from the WW Website.

5 comments that make my day!:

Donna said...

Sounds yummy, Lorie. I will definitely be trying the chicken. Thanks!

Stacey said...

Lorie, these sound SCRUMPTIOUS!! Just so happens I have some chicken breast thawing in the fridge. I WILL be making these for dinner tonight!!! Thank you for sharing these 'tried and true' recipes!!!!

Sparkle said...

Sounds yummy!

Diane said...

Looks delicious!! Way to go on the cooking lately!! Wish I was motivated!!

Lori Barnett said...

these look wonderful...and easy! I love lemon and chicken...so I'll have to try it. And ANYTHING potato is good with me ;)