Smothered Chicken

This Smothered Chicken recipe is such an incredibly easy “microwave” dinner.  Yes, microwave! It’s quick to fix with an easy and flavorful sauce.

Smothered Chicken recipe from RecipeGirl.com

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Smothered Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 whole garlic head (unpeeled)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, diced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Four 6-ounce skinless boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions:

  1. In a 2-quart microwave-safe dish, toss onion with oil. Place garlic in the center. Cover; microwave on high 5 minutes. Stir bell pepper and tomato paste into onion.
  2. Rub chicken with paprika and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper; place on vegetables, with thickest part of breast facing edge of dish. Cover; cook on high until chicken is opaque throughout, about 10 minutes. Remove chicken.
  3. Remove garlic; slice off top, and squeeze cloves into a small bowl. Add mayonnaise and lemon juice; mash with a spoon. Stir into vegetables; spoon onto plates and serve chicken on top.

Tips:

  • If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use a brand of mayonnaise that is known to be GF.
  • Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 1 chicken breast + 1/4 tomato mixture) Calories: 271, Fat: 7.7g, Saturated Fat: 1.26g, Sugar: 3.27g, Sodium: 199mg, Fiber: 1.7g, Protein: 40.5g, Cholesterol: 102mg, Carbohydrates: 8.69g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS per serving:  Freestyle SmartPoints: 2, Points Plus Program: 6, Old Points Program: 6
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (via Everyday Food)

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