Sunday, June 18, 2017

Savory Apple-Chicken Sausage -- 3 Smart Points

  • 1 large tart apple, peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken
·         Directions
·         In a large bowl, combine the apple, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Crumble chicken over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight 3-in. patties.
·         In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook patties over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Drain if necessary. Yield: 8 patties.

I used ground Smart Chicken which is 12 Smart Points for 16 oz.  Each patty would have 1.5 Smart Points or 3 Smart Points for 2 patties

Friday, June 16, 2017

Air Fryer Cinnamon "Rolls"

So what do you do when it's 95° outside, you're bored and want to bake?  Get out the air fryer and a can of biscuits and make rolls.

Start to finish, it took less than 30 minutes to do eight of these and they are really good!

All you need is a can of biscuits of your choice,  some melted butter and cinnamon-sugar mixture.

 Roll out each biscuit on a piece of waxed paper.
 Brush with melted butter and sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar mixture.
 Starting on the long side, roll each edge to the center and pinch to seal.
 I sprayed my basket with some oil, but I doubt if it was really needed.  My air fryer is not a really large one so I could only cook 2 or 3 at a time.  Leave plenty of space between them or they'll be one big roll by the time they finish baking.

I set my temperature at 320° and checked them after they'd baked 5-6 minutes. 
After they finished baking, I brushed them with more melted butter and let them cool on a rack.

It's quite an easy way to have super fast cinnamon rolls.  These would be great for breakfast with a good, hot cup of coffee.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Chicken Tortilla Soup -- 1 Smart Point

This calculates at only 1 Smart Point per serving.  If you choose to add the sour cream and tortilla chips, include the points for the brands you use.

The lime juice and fresh cilantro give a real brightness to the flavor!

Smart Points – 5 for complete recipe – makes 5 servings
1 Smart Point per bowl

1 – 32 oz. carton Swanson chicken broth
1 – 2.5 oz. can Great Value chunk chicken breast
1 – 10 oz. can Great Value mild dice tomatoes & green chilies
Juice of 1 lime
Chopped cilantro

Place undrained can of chicken in a 2 quart saucepan.  Shred chicken
with a fork.
Add chicken broth, tomatoes and lime juice.
Heat thoroughly.
Ladle into bowl.  Top with chopped cilantro.
You can also add a dollop of sour cream and tortilla chips, if desired. 

Smart Points
Chicken broth             1
Chicken                      2
Tomatoes                    2