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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!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Balsamic Chicken with Tomatoes & Mushrooms

These are a few of my favorite things......can you hear me singing? Seriously, this recipe is full of some of my favorite things....tomatoes and mushrooms (optional) and garlic and spices and, of course, chicken!! We had this for 'dinner' today and it was really delicious. I especially loved the stewed tomatoes. I love 'intense' flavors.....this is definitely it!!  Try it....you'll like it!

Makes 4 Servings
1 Serving = 5 PointsPlus™

4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
ground black pepper & salt (to taste)
1 tsp minced garlic
2 TBSP olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 (14.5 oz) can sliced stewed tomatoes
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp dried thyme

Season chicken with salt, pepper & garlic. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet and brown the onion, mushrooms and chicken.

Pour tomatoes and vinegar over chicken and season.

Simmer until chicken is no longer pink, @15 minutes.

MY SPIN: The recipe originally called for diced tomatoes, but I thought the sliced stewed tomatoes would be better......and I think I was right! It also didn't call for mushrooms, but they're 'pointless' in WW world so I added them. If you don't like 'em, don't add 'em! Or add more!

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. ***

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