16 January 2010

Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

Weight Watchers Points: 6pts per serving

This was an absolutely delicious New Recipe Friday recipe. I actually cannot wait to make this again it was that good. A bit too much though. I took the smallest chicken breast and it was still too much to eat, so I gave it to Robin to finish off. I served this with fresh French bread and an Olive Oil Balsamic dip, oh and herbed couscous! Now, the points above are for the chicken and vegetables, not the couscous... I threw the box away (the couscous is Far East brand).

This recipe is a Better Homes and Garden recipe...


  • 1/4 cup bottled Italian salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breast tenderloins
  • 10 ounces fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces, or one 10-ounce package frozen cut asparagus, thawed and well drained
  • 1 cup purchased shredded carrot
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and chopped


1. In a small bowl, stir together salad dressing, balsamic vinegar, honey, and crushed red pepper. Set aside.

2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, turning once. Add half of the dressing mixture to skillet; turn chicken to coat. Transfer chicken to a serving platter; cover and keep warm.

3. Add asparagus and carrot to skillet. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender; transfer to serving platter.

4. Stir remaining dressing mixture; add to skillet. Cook and stir for 1 minute, scraping up browned bits from bottom of skillet. Drizzle the dressing mixture over chicken and vegetables. Sprinkle with tomato. Makes 4 servings.

nutrition facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4 servings
  • Calories 269,
  • Total Fat (g) 12,
  • Saturated Fat (g) 2,
  • Cholesterol (mg) 66,
  • Sodium (mg) 323,
  • Carbohydrate (g) 12,
  • Fiber (g) 2,
  • Protein (g) 27,
  • Vitamin A (DV%) 0,
  • Vitamin C (DV%) 0,
  • Calcium (DV%) 0,
  • Iron (DV%) 0,

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