The holidays have passed and it’s time to start looking closely at what we’re eating again. For the next several months at least there will be little in the way of heavily buttered sauces or creamy casseroles. It’s time to shed some of the pounds that copious amounts of Holiday dinners, desserts and alcohol have helped to put around our midsections and with that comes the return of counting points and tons of chicken recipes.
Personally, I don’t worry about points values or Weight Watcher’s scales. I just make lighter foods with less of the bad stuff and more of the good stuff. That way I can eat more, still be quite full and enjoy the weight loss. My wife on the other hand, prefers to regimen her diet, and if it makes her happy, I’m all for it, so I look to the weight watcher’s site for inspiration, then do my level best to keep her within her prescribed daily points.
This is the year’s first Weight Watcher’s dish, and I’ve got to say that I was very pleasantly surprised with the outcome. The recipe is my own, but resulted in a heaping plate of food with a points value of only 8, which kept her well and truly within daily limits while still leaving me quite happily stuffed until dinner, which happened to be at 8:00pm that evening due to work schedules.
So to all of you who are craving a new low point recipe, have at this one, It’s sure to please without adding too much to your daily total points value and I’ll be the first to say that it won’t leave you hungry.
Orange Chicken with Mushrooms and Peppers
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 22g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
Some fresh herbs in the mushroom mixture would have been nice, but all-in-all this was a very satisfying dish. the orange segments kept the chicken moist and tender while adding a lovely back note of citrus flavor that was very light and refreshing. I’ll definitely make this dish again.
Links to other recipes like this:
- Lighter Chicken Francese, from Gina’s WW Recipes
- Balsamic Chicken and Mushrooms, from Kalyn’s kitchen
Looks great- just the sort of lower fat recipes I’m looking for these days. Love your ‘points’ graphic you created :)
My cooking software figures out points for me after entering the recipe (but no fancy graphic!)
Oh?!? What recipe software is that? I’d be interested in looking that over.
This looks wonderful! And good for you too? Nice job… you’d think this was something sinful by the looks of it :) Love it Jerry… nice job!
It’s so pretty and sounds delicious!
No need to be wary. WW has a lot of great recipes. This one looks really good!