Being that Ben is in class during prime dinner time four nights a week means that once I get home, there’s about 30 minutes of good quality time we get to spend together before we (meaning “I”) have to start on dinner to get him out the door and to learning all he needs to know to become a world class nurse. Scrubs are hot, just sayin’.
During the week it’s imperative that we have healthy, quick and nutritious meals. Some days are better than others in that department. But one of the recipes in our (meaning “my”) back pocket is ATK’s Spa Chicken. Yup, another adapted ATK recipe for ya. The beauty behind this recipe is that you can vary and substitute whatever herbs you want into it with luxurious and well, spa-esque results every time.
For your grocery list be sure to add:
~ 1 pound Chicken Breast
~ 1 1/2 cup Water
~ 2 tsp. low-sodium Soy Sauce
~ Salt and Pepper
~ 2 cloves Garlic, peeled and smashed
~ 1 Tbsp Cilantro, minced
~ 4 sprigs Lemon Thyme
~ 1 Tbsp Chives, minced
In a large non-stick skillet, whisk together the water, soy, garlic and herbs bringing to a simmer over medium-low heat.
Pat the chicken breasts dry and season with salt and pepper. I prefer sea salt for seasoning, but that’s just personal preference.
Once your water has come to a simmer (don’t let it come to a rolling boil)f, place the chicken boobs in there and cover with lid letting them simmer away for 10 minutes.
After that 10 minutes, flip and continue to cook for an addition 7-10 minutes, or until the temperature in the thickets part of the chicken registers 165.
Serve over a bed of fresh spinach and a side of extra vege and your’e off to the races.
Oh, and the best part. It’s only 4 Weight Watchers points a serving. Boo-yah! Now that’s something to relax over!
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