Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Deviled Chicken Breasts + Dessert :)

Deviled Chicken Breasts
This is an old favorite of mine and until last night I had no idea how many calories were in it. More importantly I had no idea how much sodium was in it. Yikes! However, it is still an absolute favorite meal of mine. And after last night it's a favorite of the kids as well.

Basically this is a quick and easy meal that you broil in the oven and it has a smokey, tomato-y flavor, as best I can describe it. More importantly I'll give you the recipe because it's one that I found in one of my recipe collections, so I don't have a link for it.

Deviled Chicken Breasts, Serves 8

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, fresh or thawed, cut in half lengthwise
3/4 cup chili sauce
3 Tbl butter, softened
2 Tbl Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic, minced
1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce

1. Preheat broiler. Line a cookie sheet with foil. Combine chili sauce, mustard and butter in a bowl. Add Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic and hot pepper sauce; mix well.

2. Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make two proportional pieces. Arrange chicken on a baking pan. Brush chicken on all sides with mixture. Broil chicken, 4 inches from heat for 10 minutes. Baste with more sauce mixture and return to the oven for another 10 minutes, baste and continue to broil for 5 minute intervals until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle and juices run clear.

3. Remove to a serving platter. Drizzle with pan drippings or remaining sauce mixture (optional).

One serving is approximately 3oz of chicken: 136 cal | 8 carbs | 3g fat | 17g protein | 735mg sodium
 Chow down!

**In regards to the nutrition facts, this was calculated using My Fitness Pal. I used Tyson Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts which are approximately 5-6oz each; Heinz Chili Sauce; Smart Balance Omega Butter Spread; Morton's Natural Sea Salt; Dried Minced Garlic; Heinz Worcestershire Sauce; and Tabasco Smokey Hot Sauce. Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist and am only providing this information for an example.

I served it up with half a cup of roasted garlic rice and a cup of Green Giant Steamers Healthy Colors Farmers Blend vegetables. The rice is simply minute rice with a 1/4 teaspoon of Tone's Roasted Garlic seasoning added to the water while cooking.

Like I said the kids devoured their meals and that's saying something for Baby Girl as she almost always fights me at dinner time. So I told her if she behaved during dinner she could have an extra special treat. Now, I should have stuck to my original thought which was to share some Skinny Cow with her. But I opted to have her help me make a special treat...a monster chocolate chip cookie.

Not such a great idea when you're trying to change your lifestyle. Three months ago I would have binged on the whole cookie in one night. However I am definitely showing signs of restraint and using moderation with this delight. I can't say the same thing for my husband. ;)

So just to tease you, here's her monster cookie she made:

 How can I resist her when she's so adorable?

1 comment:

Debra said...

Hi, I'm following from the Scale Junkie's Healthy Week Challenge. The dinner looks delicious, I'm always looking for new ways of preparing chicken. The cookie looks awesome, too. Have a great weekend.

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