Sunday, May 08, 2011

Chicken and peppers with chimichurri sauce

Another Weight Watchers recipe. I think we were all surprised how good it really was.

1 cup(s) parsley, fresh, leaves
1/2 cup(s) cilantro, fresh, leaves
1 clove(s) (large) garlic clove(s), smashed with the side of a knife and peeled
1/4 cup(s) water
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
2 spray(s) cooking spray
1 pound(s) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, four 4-oz pieces
1 medium sweet red pepper(s), sliced into 1-inch strips
1 medium orange pepper, sliced into 1-inch strips
1 medium yellow pepper(s), sliced into 1-inch strips

In a blender, place parsley, cilantro, garlic, water, vinegar, oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Blend on high, pulsing, until a smooth sauce is formed; set aside.
Coat a stovetop grill pan with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Place chicken in pan and grill until cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes per side; remove chicken from pan, cover to keep warm and set aside.
Off heat, recoat grill pan with cooking spray and set pan back over medium-high heat. Place peppers in pan and cook until grill marks show on peppers, about 3 minutes per side. Serve chicken and peppers drizzled with chimichurri sauce.

(4 Servings. 4 WW points per serving)


hefk said...

oh how I love chimichurri.
this sounds great, shannon.
I love that you're posting WW recipes. I have some high cal/high fat habits that I fall back on and judging by how my pants are (not) fitting these days, I need to learn some new ways to cook.

hefk said...

Ok, so I loved the idea of this and then chickened out (ha) doing this on the griddle/grill pan b/c I didn't want to smoke out the kitchen and wanted to cook the chicken cut in small pieces so it was faster. The flavors were great and I haven't had chimichurri in far too long. Served with slices of leftover baked potato. Lots of spring color!
Thanks for posting. As you can tell, I'm in the mood to let you come up with my family's menu for the week...we are all very grateful. :)

hefk said...

Sorry for the silly run-on sentence followed later by a fragment. It's late - did not proof read.