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Spa Chicken

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!


7 Responses to “Spa Chicken”

  1. #
    Inside a British Mum's Kitchen — October 20, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    I was caught by the title of this chicken! looks and sounds great, so super to have a delicious meal ready quickly – lucky Ben!
    Mary x

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    Mal — October 20, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    This looks wonderful! Such a great way to use fresh herbs and get good flavor

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    surlykitchen — October 20, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    love the name. sounds yummy and healthy. great pics, too.

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    scratch-made wife — October 21, 2011 @ 12:38 am

    Spa Chicken – what a cute name! This looks like a good healthy dinner and awfully simple to prepare. You've caught my attention! I think we need to try this one.

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    Brenna Hawley — October 21, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    This looks GREAT. And also, despite my addiction to baking, I'm on WW right now, so it's definitely going on my list. Yum!

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    Kat — October 23, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    That looks just lovely! This might sound kind of crazy to say, but I've never simmered chicken before like that and I think it would be such a nice way to have some really fresh flavor and showcase the other parts of the meal as well. The fact that it happens to be healthy? Jackpot, obviously.


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