Thursday, June 21, 2012

Chicken Breast With Mushrooms Peppers and Onion - 4 PointsPlus (Weight Watchers)

Normally I'd make a recipe like this with sour cream added to make a sauce, but since I'm counting Weight Watchers points, I decided to leave the sour cream out and let my husband put it on his tortilla as a topping. I used cooking spray to fry this up, but you could use oil if you like. You can also try making your own cooking spray. There's a great post by Natures Nurture which has been pinned thousands and thousands of times!

I actually used to make this dish all the time when I was on Atkins years ago. I'd add the sour cream to the pan to make a sauce (and more on top of the salad), then, put this mixture on top of my salad with cheddar and have a delicious low carb dish.

6 servings
(Per serving : 4 PointsPlus / 158 Calories)

6 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
1 sweet bell pepper, sliced (any colour)
1 small onion, sliced
3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 5oz each)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup of low sodium chicken broth

Spray a nonstick pan with cooking spray and set on the stove over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms, peppers and onions and cook for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

Stir in the chicken then sprinkle the whole thing with the spices. Pour in the broth and give it another stir.

Simmer for another 6 or 7 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the liquid has been absorbed.

Serve on tortillas or on top of salad. You can add toppings such as cheese, sour cream and green onions, but the PointsPlus or calorie count will change. A 7" whole wheat or WW tortilla is 2 PointsPlus and 1/6 of this mixture is plenty. Put some lettuce and tomatoes on it, maybe a little ranch dressing and you have a nice lunch too.

Tools I used to calculate nutritional information/points:
The recipe analysis tool from
Calorie Count and the Weight Watchers points calculator.

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