Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chicken Tetrazzini Modified to fit Weight Watchers Points

 Last Monday I went back to Weight Watchers.  I've been a Lifetime member for over thirty years and have managed, over the past 15 years,  to pack back on every pound I'd lost to reach the Lifetime goal! 

One of the reasons I chose to go was their new food program.  It intrigued me that so many foods are now classified as "free".

This recipe came from a Taste of Home cookbook.  I used their ingredients and modified some of the items to lower fat options.   If you use the ingredients I did, you'll wind up with eight servings that count 6 points each.

I'd never used Fat Free Milnot before but it sure gives this dish a rich, creamy flavor.  This turned out so well that it warrants a recipe layout for my Cricut cookbook!

Chicken Tetrazzini

8 oz. Ronzoni thin spaghetti, uncooked
½ onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp. Olive oil
3 T. cornstarch
14 oz. can chicken broth
12 oz. can Fat Free Milnot
13 ½ oz. cooked chicken
4 oz. can mushrooms, drained
½ tsp. Seasoned salt
4 T. grated Parmesan-Romano cheese

I cooked two wings and two breasts from a cut up Smart Chicken in the can of broth in my pressure cooker.  10 pounds of pressure for about 25 minutes.  If Smart Chicken is available in your grocery, I highly recommend it!  Wonderful flavor because it's not fed any food with hormones, etc.

Removed the chicken from the broth and set aside to cool.  Then I pulled the meat off the bones and wound up with 13 ½ oz. of cooked white meat.

Cook spaghetti according to package directions.

Put olive oil in a large saucepan and saute the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes.

Mix the cornstarch in the chicken broth and add this back to the onion/garlic mixture.
Cook, stirring for about 5 minutes until it gets thick.  Add canned milk and heat thoroughly.

Add the mushrooms, chicken, seasoned salt and cooked spaghetti. Turn this mixture into two 8” square pans or one large casserole dish.  Bake, covered,  at 350° for about 20 minutes.

Remove cover and sprinkle with the grated cheese and paprika. Pop back into the oven just until the cheese melts.

This is a recipe that I modified and did the Points count on for Weight Watchers.
Using the ingredients listed above, it makes 8 servings that are 6 Points each.

1 comment:

Shawnee said...

Sounds delicious Linda. I can't wait to try it.