Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chicken and Broccoli in Garlic Sauce

My cousin-in-law, Jenny, sent me this recipe that her family loves.  It comes straight from Weight Watchers so you know it's got to be pretty good for you (but I'm sorry to say that I don't know how many points it is though).  And I have to say, that even though it's Weight Watchers it tastes really good.  You could even serve it over brown rice if you'd like to stay really healthy, but I like white rice better yet.


2 tsp olive oil
1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 medium garlic cloves, minced, or more to taste
2 cups broccoli florets
1 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 cups cooked brown rice, kept hot

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken on a plate and season with thyme, salt and pepper. Add garlic to skillet and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add chicken to skillet and cook until browned on all sides, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes. Add broccoli to skillet, cover and cook 2 minutes. Add 1 cup broth, cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.

In a cup, dissolve cornstarch in remaining 1/2 cup broth; add to skillet. Simmer until mixture thickens, stirring constantly, about 1 minute; serve over rice.

Yields about 1 cup chicken and broccoli and 1/2 cup rice per serving.

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