This year for Rosh Hashanah, I decided to experiment with a new Weight Watchers Chicken Recipe utilizing some delicious, fresh fall figs, honey, and saffron. It was really quite simple to prepare and the chicken turned out so moist and juicy. The figs and honey (very traditional Rosh Hashanah ingredients) gave it a lovely sweet contrast, while sill keeping the the Points Plus value pretty low and not over powering the chicken. I served this over whole wheat Israeli cous cous (for extra Points), along with roasted broccoli and cucumber salad for a complete meal. Each chicken fillet ended up being just 6 Points +, which included the sauce and some of the figs. I was making this dish for my whole family, so I also added some chicken thighs and drumsticks, which were a huge hit. This could definitely become my new Weight Watchers Rosh Hashanah Recipe tradition!
Saffron Chicken with Figs and Honey
Succulent, sweet, honey roasted chicken served with caramelized onions and figs makes one very delicious and healthy dish. Perfect for a Weight Watchers Rosh Hashanah dinner recipe or for any fall dinner.
- 2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 6 fillets
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 pint of fresh figs, quartered (about 10oz)
- 1/2 tsp saffron
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Spray a large Dutch oven with nonfat cooking spray and set over medium high heat. Add in onions, and saute until translucent, about 8-10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine olive oil, saffron, coriander, salt, pepper and paprika to form a paste. Rub evenly all over pieces of chicken.
- Place chicken in Dutch oven, and pour honey over top. Turn heat down to medium. Cover and cook until chicken is almost cooked through.
- About 15-20 minutes before chicken is ready, drain any excess liquid from the pot. Toss in the figs, and cook until chicken is cooked through, basting regularly to keep the chicken and figs well coated.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 45 minute(s)
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, High protein
Number of servings (yield): 6
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 1 chicken fillet
Each serving = 6 Points +
PER SERVING: 275 calories; 4g fat; 24g carbohydrates; 32g protein; 1.5g fiber