Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Garlic Chicken with Sweet Roasted Pepper Sauce and Honey Cinnamon Glazed Carrots




I'm all about healthy recipes so here is a low calorie, fairly simple meal that will leave you full and satisfied for about 500 calories.

The chicken is from Recipezaar and the sauce would be fantastic over rice. I like to save on carbs so, no rice for me.

The carrots have a simple but delicious glaze that you just throw in the crockpot. This is from A Year of Slowcooking and I'm a huge fan of the slowcooker and often use it several times a week. I did sub a few things as I often do to keep the calories as low as possible while keeping all of the taste!



Garlic Chicken with Sweet Roasted Pepper Sauce


1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tbsp. vegetable oil or cooking spray
1 medium onion, diced
8 cloves of garlic, diced
1 jar roasted red peppers (12 oz), drained and chopped
2 tsp. splenda

1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 chopped fresh basil

Directions
1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet, cook chicken until golden brown. Transfer to plate.

2. Add onion to pan and cook about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook about 1 minute. Add peppers, splenda, broth and browned chicken and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until chicken is cooked through and the sauce is slightly more thickened. Turn off heat, add basil. Season with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over chicken.


3 servings = 362 calories per serving

1 serving chicken + 1 serving of carrots = 496 calorie dinner




CrockPot Honey and Cinnamon Glazed Carrots


1 lb. baby carrots
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Lite
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. each of salt and pepper


Directions
Pour orange juice in crock pot. Put carrots on the orange juice. Pour honey and sprinkle spices on top of the carrots. Cook on low for about 6 hours. They still had a bit of a bite to them which I like, if you like them more mushy, cook longer.


3 servings = 134 calories per serving

1 serving chicken + 1 serving of carrots = 496 calorie dinner


4 comments:

  1. Deb, So, when can I come over for dinner! That dish looks divine! Thanks for sharing the real food love at the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! :) alex

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  2. mmmmm....you had me at garlic. LOL...sounds great =) Thanks for bringing it to Two for Tuesdays this week!

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  3. I am always looking for good slow cooked recipes. This one looks delicious.

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  4. Both of these recipes sound really yummy. I'm an especially big fan of carrot though so I have to say that this carrot recipe with the honey and the orange juice sounds especially amazing! Thanks so much for adding these recipes to our Two for Tuesday blog hop!

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