Friday, February 10, 2012

Skinny Chicken Marsala

Skinny Chicken Marsala
As you can probably tell from this and my last post I am trying to lose weight (again) and have been trying to eat healthier all around.... I've joined a weight loss group that relies heavily upon behavior modification and is able to boast an 80% success rate- you are given a quota of how much weight you need to lose each month and how many calories you may eat each day etc.

Last week was my first week- and I lost 4 lbs! :D YAY!!!! My goal is to lose 75 lbs. Hopefully I will have 25-30 off by Jenny's wedding...

The other night I tried a new recipe- unfortunately I can't remember where the original was from-but I altered it slightly..... It was delish!!!!!

Skinny Chicken Marsala

6 boneless chicken breasts
1 regular sized bottle of fat free Italian salad dressing.
1 TB flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp. McCormick Perfect Pinch Mediterranean  herb seasoning
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 TB olive oil
1/2 c. low sodium chicken broth
1/2 c. *Marsala wine       *do not substitute*
8 oz. sliced fresh portabella mushrooms
1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley

Using a plastic bag- marinate the chicken breasts with the fat free Italian dressing for at least 6 hours. Later...
Drain and discard the salad dressing. Combine the flour and dry seasonings and using a sifter cover both sides of the chicken breasts.  Using a large non stick skillet coated with cooking spray cook the chicken in one tablespoon of the olive oil along with the 1 TB of butter for approximately 2 minutes on each side until browned. When done transfer the chicken breasts to a large 9x 13 baking dish which has been coated with cooking spray.

Add the wine and chicken broth to the pan and bring to a boil, scraping the browned bits till loosened.  Cook and stir while boiling for about 2 minutes. Then transfer the sauce to a small bowl.  Using the same skillet put in the remaining 1 TB of olive oil plus some cooking spray and cook the mushrooms until browned.  Then stir sauce into the mushrooms and heat through. Pour the sauce with the mushrooms over top of the chicken breasts and top with the chopped parsley. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.  6 servings; each serving 375 calories.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on you loss! That is fabulous. :D YAY! Wonderful that the yummy dish is so low in calories. Wish it was low in sodium :sniff, sniff: heehee Enjoy!