Braised Sage and Rosemary Chicken Recipe – 4 Points +

Braised Sage and Rosemary Chicken

The incredible flavors of fall/winter are featured in this savory Braised Sage and Rosemary Chicken Recipe. Simmered in a white wine and tomato based broth, this low calorie chicken recipe is light and flavorful, and boasts just 4 Points + per serving. It makes a wonderfully easy weeknight dinner idea, but is also lovely enough for me to suggest it as a Weight Watchers Christmas dinner recipe. I like to serve it over polenta, but it would also work really well on pasta or roasted vegetables. Each serving is just 4 Points +, making it a fantastic Weight Watchers recipe that delivers a lot of flavor and protein, with very minimal carbs and fat. Enjoy!

Braised Sage and Rosemary Chicken

Seasoned with the delicious rosemary and sage, this braised chicken is a perfect low calorie dinner idea to help keep you on track with your Weight Watchers goals. Juicy and flavorful, the chicken goes wonderfully over polenta, roasted vegetables or pasta.

Ingredients

  • 24oz skinless, boneless chicken breasts (I used 6 4oz breasts)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh sage, minced
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  2. Spray a large, deep, nonstick skillet with non-fat cooking spray and set over medium high heat.
  3. Cook chicken until browned on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  4. Deglaze the pan with about 1 tbsp of the wine, and then add in the onion and garlic and sauté until tender and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add in salt & pepper, sage, rosemary and cloves, and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add in tomato paste and wine, and bring to a boil while stirring up the browned bits.
  7. Return the chicken to the pan, and add in the broth. Bring to a simmer and then reduce heat to medium low and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 20-25 minutes. Make sure to keep spooning the liquid over the chicken while cooking. Let cool about 5 minutes before serving.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 1 breast with 1/6th of the sauce
Each serving = 4 Points +

PER SERVING: 161 calories; 3g fat; 4g carbohydrates; 28g protein; 0g fiber


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