Chicken Teriyaki with Broccoli from Weight Watchers

Ok, so I love Teriyaki sauce so I was very excited to find a low-fat version on the Weight Watchers website.

Teriyaki happens to be a great option for those with acid reflux. The ingredients usually have soy sauce and ginger, both of which, you might be surprised to learn, may actually help one with heart burn. So that’s why I figured I’d jump on this recipe since I didn’t even have to switch out or lower the amount of any ingredients in the recipe. (Yes, there were scallions, but they got cooked and are not as acidic as regular onions to begin with.)

The way they got the calorie/fat count lower in the recipe was to dilute store-bought Teriyaki sauce with fat free chicken broth. I happened to have a big jug of opened fat free beef broth sitting in my fridge so I decided to use that, figuring it would have a similar effect and possibly even more flavor. Well, maybe I should’ve stuck with the chicken broth  because the meal was very bland, but I highly doubt that would’ve helped.

The rice tasted good with the sauce that was created, but for the meat, it didn’t really get to absorb enough flavor. Maybe boiling the chicken in the broth and Teriyaki mixture would have infused more flavor into the chicken. It might be worth a try, but I think I’ll just take this one off the list and look for another Weight Watchers Teriyaki dish to try later.

Well, here’s the recipe in case you want to give it a try and/or modify it.

http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/index.aspx?recipeid=105071

Let me know how it goes if you try it!

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