Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dinner Tonight...NO Cookbook needed

I wanted to use what I had in the house. We use to do this a lot when I worked in the restaurants. We would make specials with items that we had, and never would purchase items.

Here we go:

Oven Fries:

8 oz of Potatoes
1 t Olive Oil
Sprinkle Kosher Salt
Sprinkle Black Pepper
Sprinkle Garlic Powder
Sprinkle Onion Powder

Cut the potatoes into strips. Place the potatoes in a container (with a lid) and add seasoning and oil. Shake until the potatoes are coated. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes (or until cooked) at 375F.

It serves 2 people at 2 points per serving.

For the entree:

Stuffed Chicken with Veg

2-4 oz Chicken Breast (Skinless, Boneless)
2 small button mushrooms diced
1 celery stalk diced
1 carrot diced
1/4 onion diced
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 slice of Weight Watchers Bread
Sprinkle of Kosher Salt
Sprinkle of Black Pepper
Pam Spray

Take a medium skillet over medium heat, and add Pam Spray. Add mushrooms, carrot, celery, garlic. Saute for 5 minutes (this is optional, if you like your veggies a little more crunchy then don't do the saute part). Remove from heat, and place mixture into bowl. Take the slice of bread and add it to water, and let soak for 5 minutes. Squeeze out the water, and add to the veggie mixture. Mix the mixture along with seasonings. Now take your mixture and split into two parts and fill your two chicken breasts. Fold chicken breasts and pin closed with toothpicks. Take a medium skillet over medium heat, and wait until it is hot. Spray the Pam Spray and immediately place the chicken into the skillet. Cook on all 2 sides, for no more than 3 minutes per side for a total of 6 minutes. Now take it off the heat, and place the 2 chickens onto a cookie sheet and place in the oven for about 15 minutes or until cooked at 375F.


This serves 2 people and it is only 3 points per serving or 6.5 points for both pieces of chicken.

"Let's eat and be healthy"



carla said...

smiled at the NO COOKBOOK NEEDED would GRIN at an NO OVEN NEEDED :)

I need to get reacquainted with my kitchen...more intimately connected methinks :)


Nathan said...


I like to use the stove top a lot but, the best way to cook chicken is how they do it in restaurants. They usually start it off in a pan by "marking" it, and then finish it in the oven. It never dries out.

sheri said...

this sounds great! I have been reading your blog lately, and perhaps you would enjoy mine, as I am kinda a health and food nerd, I hope to keep publishing more blog entries on health issues, recipes and so on!

you're not required too! HA! :P

Stages of Change said...

Good sounding stuff man. Glad I found the blog. Look forward to following your continued success!