I have REALLY been struggling to find healthier recipes to make...or those that are within my "point allotment". I love the fact that Weight Watchers allows you to eat most anything, but 20 points isn't very much for a day! I came across this recipe for Parmesan chicken in a cookbook that I borrowed from the library. I've kind of gotten in the habit of checking out cookbooks, looking through them and determining if I can find enough recipes that warrant purchasing the book. This was a very quick recipe to whip up and was really flavorful for not very many points, for those of you also following Weight Watchers--I noticed that several of you commented on how you were! Speaking of which, from now on (or for at least as long as I can survive counting points), I plan to include the point value for everything I make to hopefully make things a little easier for some of you!
Before I post the recipe, I wanted to mention one additional thing to everyone! If you have not already signed up for the "Foodie BlogRoll", I highly suggest that you get on that! I signed up shortly after I started my blog (per my sister's recommendation, I believe) and just found out the other day that I was randomly selected to win a prize package! I didn't have to specifically enter or anything--I guess I automatically qualified for the giveaway, merely for being a member! Cube Artisan Foods is awarding me with a four-pack of products, including their Velvet Tomato Soup, Roasted Kabocha Soup, 4 Cheese Mac & Cheese, and Triple Berry Cobbler. I can't wait to receive my package!!! Now for my recipe... :)
1/2 cup melted butter 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt (I would maybe even cut down to 1/4 tsp, as it tasted a little salty to me!) 1 cup dry bread crumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (6-8) 6 ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
In a pie plate or shallow bowl, combine butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and salt. In a plastic bag, combine crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Dip chicken in butter mixture, then shake in crumb mixture.
Place in an ungreased 13x9 inch baking pan. Drizzle with any remaining butter mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
Note: Approximately 6 1/2 Weight Watcher Points in a 6 oz serving of chicken
If you were to look up the word "picky" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of my husband off to the left. Growing up, I was exposed to all sorts of different foods and encouraged to experiment with different flavors, but after meeting my husband, I somewhat locked myself into an eight to ten meal rotation and was reluctant to deviate. I have since given birth to two of the least picky eaters on the face of the Earth, thus inspiring me to transform my cooking style. I know many people, like myself, lead such hectic lives, so I strive to find recipes that are quick and easy--especially those that you can whip up with ingredients that you ordinarily have on hand!
A bit about me...I married my husband, Marcus, on June 1, 2003 and we welcomed our son Jacob on March 22, 2005. Our daughter, Madeline, was born on March 1, 2008. I stay home with the kids for the most part, but also work occasional shifts as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I truly hope you enjoy my blog. A special "thank you" to my sister, Sarah, for giving me the idea! Her creativity is hard to live up to, but I'm a very determined person and hope to make her proud :)