Sunday, January 20, 2008

Creamed Chicken with Noodles

Well, it's the first of the year and everyone on the planet is trying to shed some pounds it seems. I am also trying to lose some weight so I thought it might be fun to post when I find a really good recipe. My mom and I collect cookbooks and over the years, I have collected quite a few Weight Watchers ones and we use them a lot. When i find a really good recipe, I will put it on here so maybe you guys can try it out too! :)

I have also decided that Girl Scouts should deliver their dang cookies in December for two reasons:
1.) you could give them as gifts so people would buy more boxes
2.) EVERYONE is dieting in January!

Anyways, our latest favorite recipe is:

Creamed Chicken with Noodles
1C. uncooked wide egg noodles
1/4 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. dried rubbed sage
1/4 t. dried rubbed thyme
1/4 t. pepper
1 1/4 c. fat free, less sodium chicken broth
1 1/4 c. 1%low-fat milk
1 T. butter :)
1 (8 oz.) pkg. presliced mushrooms
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. thinly sliced celery
2 c. chopped, cooked chicken breast
1 c. frozen peas, thawed
1/4 c. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1. Prepare asta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
2. While pasta cooks, combine flour, and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in broth and milk.
3. Metl butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium0high heat. Add mushrooms, onions, and celery; cook, stirring constantly, 6 minutes or until almost all liquid id absorbed and onion is tender. Stir in broth mixture; bring to boil, reduce heat, and cook, stirring constantly, 4 minutes or until thick and bubbly. Add chicken and peas; cook 3 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Stir in parsley and serve over hot pasta. Yield:4 servings

Per serving:
Calories 324
Protein 38.8g
Fat 6.1g
Carb 39.5g
Fiber 3.8g
Cholesterol 74mg
Iron 2.9mg
Sodium 819mg
Calcium 132mg

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