Pan-Seared Chicken with Wine and Herbs

For many years, I’ve followed Weight Watchers in order to lose weight and eat a better variety of foods. However, I usually like to find my own recipes (from cooking magazines, cookbooks, the internet, etc.). Last week, one of the recipes on the Weight Watchers website caught my eye – I thought it might *actually* be a good one! So, I decided to give it a try. The result? It was actually pretty fantastic! My only change was increasing the quantity of the herbs (the original recipe called for only 1/4 tsp of each!). We served this with bulgur and some roasted asparagus on the side, and we will definitely be making this again! Enjoy!

Pan-seared Chicken with Wine and Herbs

Slightly adapted from Weight Watchers website
Serves 4

16 oz uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, 4 thin cutlets
2 sprays cooking spray
1⁄4 tsp kosher salt
1⁄4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
2 tsp olive oil
2 Tbsp uncooked shallot(s), finely chopped
4 fl oz white wine, dry variety
1⁄4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tsp each fresh thyme, tarragon, and chives, finely chopped
1 pinch kosher salt
1 Tbsp unsalted butter, cold

1. Slice through each chicken breast lengthwise to form two thinner cutlets. Pound gently to even thickness, if necessary.

2. Coat a 12-inch skillet with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat until very hot. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook, undisturbed, until golden, about 2 minutes. Turn and cook until just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer chicken to a platter; keep warm.

3. Add oil and shallots to same skillet; sauté 30 seconds. Add wine; cook, stirring to release brown bits from bottom of pan, and until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Add broth; simmer 1 minute more. Stir in thyme (or tarragon and chives), a pinch of salt and juices from chicken platter; remove pan from heat. Swirl in butter until sauce is creamy; spoon sauce over chicken.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 194.8
Total Fat: 6.3 g
Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5 g
Cholesterol: 71.8 mg
Sodium: 185.2 mg
Potassium: 334.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 1.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
Sugars: 0.0 g
Protein: 26.3 g


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