Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Drop a Dress Size Dinners: Wine-Glazed Chicken

This is such a rich and decedent meal for slimming down! Believe me, you wont even realize how healthy these are!!

Wine-Glazed Chicken
Grocery List:
8 chicken thighs (about 2 lb), skin and visible fat removed
1⁄4 tsp salt
1⁄8 tsp pepper, or to taste
1 Tbsp each olive oil and butter
2 Tbsp fresh chopped rosemary or 2 tsp dried, crumbled
8 large leaves fresh sage or 2 tsp dried, crumbled
1-1⁄2 cups dry red wine
3 tsp minced garlic
Pinch of crushed red pepper
Garnish: fresh sage cut in narrow strips

How to make it:
1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil and butter in a large, heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, rosemary and sage and cook, turning chicken occasionally, 15 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Spoon off fat, leaving about 2 tsp in skillet. Add 1⁄4 cup of the wine, the garlic and crushed pepper.

3. Cook 20 minutes longer, turning chicken occasionally and spooning on all but 2 Tbsp of the wine as pan juices evaporate, until chicken is cooked through and coated with a deep brown glaze. Remove to warm serving plates.

4. Add remaining 2 Tbsp wine to skillet and cook, stirring in browned drippings from bottom of pan. Spoon pan juices over chicken and garnish.

**Perfect served with mashed potatoes and a mixture of green and wax beans

Nutritional Information:
7g fat
0g fiber
5 WW points

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Hi, I stumbled on to your site. How do I join? I'm a gourmet mama too!

Thanks -Natalie