Monday, February 23, 2009

Italian Balsamic Chicken--5 Points per serving

Of course I revised the original recipe, but only in flavor and not in WW points. I will tell you what I did and then give you the actual recipe at the bottom. Let me know if you try either one.

Cast of marinade ingredients: balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, fat free Italian dressing, garlic, lemon zest, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, fresh ground pepper
I used 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts and then pounded them out until they were really thin

Then added a tablespoon of: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, redwine vinegar, fat free Italian dressing & garlic. Added a few dashes of Italian seasoning and pepper and the zest of 1 lemon.

While the chicken marinated....I sliced a small yellow onion and sauteed

I salted the onions to draw out some liquid and then added a few dashes of balsamic vinegar and let cook on low heat

It cooked down to just about nothing!

I boiled a 1/3 of the package of vermicelli and drained, dressed with lemon juice and then added the sauteed onions to the pasta

I heated the grill pan till screaming hot and added the marinated chicken in batches and cooked

Check out how much chicken there is, this is why you should pound it really doubles the servings (and cuts the points in half, love that math!)

Here is a serving of vermicelli & onions with chicken. I added a bit of kosher salt & lemon juice. So fresh and yummy!
Chicken is 3 points & vermicelli is 2 points (I added the pasta to the recipe, it was originally just the chicken)
Here is the actual recipe:
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 garlic cloves, minced
2 skinless boneless chicken breast halves, 4-ounces each

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip-top bag. Add chicken to bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours. Can freeze at this point.
To prepare: thaw overnight Prepare grill. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until done. Cool and serve.
Makes 2 Servings.