Friday, September 11, 2009

Low Calorie Roasted Chicken Breast

I made this recipe up today, roasted chicken sounded so good to me so I wanted to find a way to make it lower calorie and healthy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large chicken breast, slipt into 2 pieces
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • Herbs & Spices: thyme, salt, pepper, paprika

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Wash and trim veggies. Peel carrots. Slice carrots and celery into 3-4 inch sticks. Cut onion into 1 inch cubes.

Arrange veggies on the bottom of a shallow 9x13 baking dish. The veggies are going to work as a rack for roasting the chicken breasts.

Sprinkle veggies with salt, pepper, thyme and crushed garlic.

Season chicken breasts with thyme, salt, pepper and paprika.

Place seasoned chicken on top of veggie rack and add 1/3 cup of water to the bottom of the dish.

Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and back for an other 30 minutes.

If you eat half of this meal, you are looking at 246 calories (the chicken portion is huge, about 4 ounces) if you eat a third, there is only 167 calories.

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