Basil Glazed Chicken and Sauteed Broccoli

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I threw this dinner together in about half an hour, including prep.  I wasn’t really expecting it to be anything special but I was very pleasantly surprised.  The chicken in particular was really good.  My husband doesn’t really eat a whole lot of broccoli and he finished mine off!  The best part?  It’s a Weight Watchers friendly dinner!

The cannellini mash recipe can be found here.

Basil-Glazed Chicken

4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil

Pound the chicken thighs with a mallet to even out the thickness.  Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and cook until lightly browned.  Turn the chicken and cook until done.  Stir in the balsamic vinegar, honey and basil.  Cook 1 minute, turning the chicken to coat with the glaze.

Serves 4

Sauteed Broccoli

I pound broccoli florets
2 tsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp salt

Steam the broccoli, covered, in the microwave for 3 minutes; drain.

Head the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute or until it begins to turn golden.  Take care not to burn the garlic, it will taste bitter.  Add the broccoli.  Saute, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes.  Remove from the heat and sprinkle with salt; toss well.

Serves 4

I used basil from my very own garden!  The honey was from our local CSA and I’ve been eating it by the mouthful.

4 Responses

  1. Lisa

    This chicken is one of the best chicken recipes I’ve ever had. It was UNBELIEVABLE! I used chicken breast instead, and I added it to the weight watchers website as a recipe to share, and gave you credit. I hope that’s okay! Thanks… I will be making this as a favorite dish often!!

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