Sunday, October 26, 2008

Healthy Chicken Pomodoro

A couple of years ago, I bought a book called Body for Life by Bill Phillips. If you are looking for a guide to help change your eating habits, this is a great book! It stresses healthy eating, not dieting. My husband pretty much follows this book's principles and has 6 days of healthy eating and one "cheat" day. I have not been quite as disciplined, but this is a great book, and best of all, has a ton of healthy recipes! Just looking through the recipes has shown me how using different ingredients or cooking things slightly differently can make all the difference in a healthy meal. I'm going to try to cook from this book more.
Also note, I was taking that photo as my camera was dying--it probably doesn't look very good, but trust me, this dish is yummy!

Chicken Pomodoro

Prep time: 30 minutes
4 servings


4 portions of spaghetti (about 8 oz uncooked)
2 egg whites
4 tsp Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic seasoning
1/4 cup reduced fat Parmesan cheese, grated
4 portions of chicken breast (about 1 lb)
2 tbsp of olive oil
3 tomatoes, diced, or 1 can of diced tomatoes
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
4 tbsp of red wine (or chicken broth)

1. Prepare spaghetti according to package directions

2. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites. In a pie plate, combine the Mrs. Dash seasoning and Parmesan cheese.

3. Dip chicken breasts in egg white then into the seasoned Parmesan, coating both sides.

4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium low heat. (The Parmesan can burn quickly, so don't overdo it.) Place chicken breasts in skillet; cover and cook for approximately 6 minutes; turn and cook for 6 more minutes. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

5. Add tomatoes and bell peppers to skillet and saute over medium heat until pepper begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in Italian seasoning and red wine; continue to cook for 2 more minutes.

6. Add pasta to the skillet with sauteed peppers and tomoatoes; mix gently.

7. Slice cook chicken. Divide pasta mixture onto plates and top with sliced chicken. Enjoy!

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