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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Chicken With A Southwest Twist

CHICKEN WITH A SOUTHWEST TWIST
Makes 6 Servings
1 Serving = 5 PointsPlus™

1 can (15 1/4 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed & drained
1 jar (16 oz.) mild salsa
4 boneless/skinless chicken breast (5 oz. Each)

In a 4-quart slow cooker, layer 3/4 each of the corn & beans and 1/2 of the salsa. Arrange chicken over salsa. Top with remaining corn, beans & salsa.

Cover & cook on low 4 hours or until chicken is tender.

"Shred" the chicken with 2 forks and return to slow cooker; heat through.

MY SPIN: I didn't "shred" the chicken.....we just ate it as a chicken breast with the veggies and it was good. So I said it was 8 PointsPlus™ (only because I wasn't in the mood to re-figure it and I'm a firm believer in 'err on the high side'). BUT.....I think this would be really awesome served over rice or perhaps even some type of fun-shaped pasta....just don't forget to add PointsPlus™ if you do. Also.....I think it 'needs' more oomph so I would use medium salsa and perhaps use that corn with peppers......I just wanted more 'bite'. However you do it......make it! Enjoy!!!!!

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court! *The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark.*

Later!
Loving Life(time)!
Jan

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