Chicken 

Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs Chicken Made Skinny

Ingredients 4 (1 pound total) boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to ½ inch thickness, see shopping and prep tips ½ teaspoon seasoning salt, I like Lawry’s 4 slices bacon, see shopping tips ¼ cup yellow or spicy brown mustard (not Dijon) ¼ cup honey 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise, I like Best Food’s (Hellman’s) 2 tablespoons non-fat plain yogurt ½ tablespoons dried onions flakes or 1 tablespoon scallions, chopped (green part only) 1½ teaspoon olive oil 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms ¼ cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded Directions 1. Sprinkle chicken…

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Skinny Baked Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Sauce

Ingredients ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt or nonfat plain yogurt ¼ cup honey ¼ cup spicy brown mustard or yellow mustard 1 pound chicken tenders or chicken breasts cut into strips to equal 12 pieces 3 cups cornflakes, crushed into crumbs or ¾ cup Kelloggʼs cornflake crumbs, see shopping tips 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, see shopping tips 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon salt Barbecue sauce for dipping, optional Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil. Coat…

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Guilt-free Chicken Nuggets

Ingredients Olive oil cooking spray 1⅓ cups Panko bread crumbs, see shopping tip 1 pound (2 large) boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken breast tenders cut into 24 even bite-sized pieces 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1½ teaspoons smoked paprika or sweet paprika ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon black pepper ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light 2 egg whites Directions 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking pan with olive oil spray. 2. Melt butter in a small shallow…

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Chicken Salads 

Skinny Chicken Caesar BLT, Main Course Salad

Ingredients 12 strips Oscar Meyer Center Cut Bacon, see shopping tip 12 cups romaine lettuce (3 cups per salad) 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cups (8oz) chicken breasts, cooked with skin removed, cut into bite-size pieces, see shopping tips 24 Milton’s Original Multi-Grain Baked Snack Crackers, see shopping tip ½ cup Girard’s Light Caesar Dressing, Ken’s Steak House Lite Caesar dressing or Cardini Light Caesar Vinaigrette, see shopping tips 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, Champagne vinegar or red wine vinegar 4 tablespoons (1 oz) fresh shredded Parmesan cheese, for topping…

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Chicken Salads Sandwiches 

Oven Baked Skinny Shredded Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

Ingredients 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 (18 oz) bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue sauce or your favorite 6 cups shredded white cabbage, 1 (10 oz) bag 1 cup shredded carrots ¾ cup scallions, chopped 4 tablespoons light mayonnaise, I like Best Foods (Hellman’s) Light 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 2½ tablespoons spicy brown mustard 1 tablespoon honey ¼ teaspoon prepared white horseradish 2 packages Oroweat’s Honey Wheat Sandwich Thins, see shopping tip Directions 1. Preheat oven to 325…

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Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Made Skinny

Ingredients 4 slices bacon, I used Oscar Meyer center cut bacon, see shopping tips below 1½ cups onion, diced 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 4 cups russet potatoes, peeled and diced small (~2 potatoes) 1 package (9.6 oz) Johnsonville fully cooked turkey breakfast sausage (70% less fat) cut each into small slices to create bite size pieces, see shopping tips below 5 cups fresh spinach 1½ cups reduced-fat milk (2%) 1 tablespoon cornstarch Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Directions 1. Cook…

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Chicken Slow Cooker 

Easy, Crock-Pot Barbecue Chicken Breasts

Ingredients 6 chicken breasts (1½ pounds total) boneless, skinless 3 cups onions, chopped 1 (18 oz) bottle of barbecue sauce, I like Sweet Baby Ray’s original, Bull’s-eye original or use your favorite 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce Directions 1. Place onions in a microwave safe bowl and cook in the microwave for 3 minutes to soften. 2. Add cooked onions to crock-pot. Stir in barbecue sauce, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well. Add the chicken breasts and submerged into sauce. Cover and cook on…

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Chicken Slow Cooker 

Skinny, Crock-Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients 1½ pounds boneless pork tenderloin, see shopping tip 1 cup onions, chopped ½ cup balsamic vinegar ½ cup water ¼ cup honey 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon fresh garlic cloves, chopped ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes Directions 1. Place pork tenderloin in crock-pot. Sprinkle onions over top and around pork. In a small bowl, mix together all remaining ingredients. Pour over pork and set timer for crock-pot, 2½-3 hours on High or cook on Low heat for5 ½-6 hours. The cook time varies…

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Chicken Salads 

Skinnylightful Asian Chicken Broccoli Slaw Salad

Ingredients 1 (~12 oz ) package broccoli slaw 1 (8 oz) bag purple cabbage (3 cups cabbage) 2 cups cooked chicken breast, boneless, skinless, see shopping tip 2 cup pea pods, chopped 1 cup scallions sliced ½ cup Light Asian Salad Dressing such as Trader Joe’s Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette or Ken’s Steak House Lite Asian Sesame Dressing, see shopping tip ¼ cup La Choy Chow Mein noodles or any brand, optional Directions 1. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients for the slaw salad except the salad…

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Skinny Garlic Chicken, Wonderfully Easy and Delicious

Ingredients

 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh garlic cloves, chopped, see shopping tip ¼ cup brown sugar ½ tablespoon water 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 pound total, each breast 4 ounces), see prep tip Salt and pepper, to taste Directions 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking dish with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray. Set aside. 2. In small nonstick pan, add oil and garlic. Sauté garlic until tender about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar and…

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Chicken Soups 

Chicken, Brown Rice and Vegetable Soup

Ingredients 1 cup dried brown rice, I like Basmati brown, see shopping tip 1 (48 ounce) container Swanson’s reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 (32-oz) container Swanson’s reduced-sodium chicken broth 3 cups zucchini, sliced 2 cups carrots, sliced or chopped 2 cups celery, sliced 2 cups leeks, sliced or 1 cup onions, chopped 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried sage Fresh ground pepper, to taste 3 cups (~12 ounces) cooked chicken breasts, diced Directions 1. Prepare the rice according to package directions, in its own pot. Do not cook in the…

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Skinny Shrimp Scampi over Low Carb Zoodles

Ingredients 2 large zucchini, cut into noodles (3 cups of zoodles) see prep tip below 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light 2 teaspoons garlic, minced fine ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 12 large shrimp, shelled and deveined (about ½ pound) 2½ tablespoons white wine or chicken broth 1½ tablespoons freshly lemon juice 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, grated Directions 1. Prepare the zoodles, see prep tip below. Place zoodles in a microwave-safe bowl and cook in microwave for about 2 minutes, until softened. 2. In the meantime,…

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