Now that all the holiday season is approaching, I’m eating light during the week, so I can afford some extra calories on the weekends. Good plan, huh? No holiday weight gain for me!
I loved the name of this chicken recipe I found on RecipeZaar, by HouseManager. She called it “The Thigh Who Love Me.” What a terrific sense of humor she has!
I made a few modifications to the dish, so if you want the original you can click on the link above. Otherwise, I added quinoa, bell peppers, onion, some low fat mozzarella and a bit of sour cream to turn the recipe into a meal.
Spicy and delicious! I’m 10 calories over my 400 calorie limit, but you won’t be sorry. The cheese and sour cream make the dish.
Happy, healthy cooking!
- 16 ounces boneless skinless chicken thighs
- ¾ cup catsup (large dollop)
- ½ cup salsa
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 cup bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup red onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons low moisture mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 4 tablespoons low fat sour cream
- 1 ½ cups chicken broth
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1. Preheat oven to 400.
- 2. Arrange chicken in baking dish.
- 3. Combine remaining ingredients except cheese and sour cream and pour over chicken.
- 4. Bake 40 minutes until chicken is no longer pink.
- 5. While chicken is cooking bring chicken broth to a simmer and add quinoa. Cover and simmer on low for 20 minutes until liquid is absorbed.
- 6. Serve chicken with quinoa, topped with 1 tbs cheese and 1 tbs sour cream.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Lean chicken is a complete protein, with less saturated fat than beef. Chicken also has cancer protecting B vitamins, including Niacin and B6 for energy.
Quinoa is a nutrition powerhouse. A complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids, it’s also high in manganese, magnesium, iron, tryptophan, copper and phosphorus. Quinoa provides significant benefits for heart health. It’s also useful for people who suffer from migraine headaches. High in fiber, it’s useful for those dieting as it’s filling.
Tomatoes provide a great source of vitamins C, A and K, not to mention the antioxidant and cancer preventing benefits of Lycopene. Tomatoes support colon and prostate health, and are a good source of potassium, niacin, vitamin B6, and folate to support a healthy heart.
Total Fat: 8.82g
Total Carbs: 47.66g
Dietary Fiber: 5.06g
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 8
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