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Shredded Rotisserie Chicken and Broccoli

Shredded Rotisserie Chicken and Broccoli

I’ve been away too long, sorry about that! But here I am, I’m back, and I’m coming up with my own recipes using leftovers!

As you can probably figure out now, we had leftover rotisserie leftover from chicken salad last week. I’ve ¬†been really trying to not let food go to waste, and our grocery delivery hadn’t come in yet, so I decided to needed to figure something out.

We had broccoli in the fridge, so I decided to do a sort of stir-fry.

To start, I sprayed some cooking spray in the pan, which was heating on medium heat, and tossed in some chopped onion (1 medium white onion). I let those sweat out for a few minutes and added in chopped fresh broccoli (2 heads). I sauteed that for a few minutes (I like to have my cooked broccoli on the slightly crunchy side, so sautee this until the broccoli’s at your preferred tenderness). I then added in the shredded chicken (6oz: 3oz per person) and turned the heat down to let it slowly heat up until my husband came home. And voila! All done!

This turned out to be a 4 Weight Watchers Points Plus dinner and was quite filling! My husband and I were satisfied with this one and I loved how simple it was to make. Definitely going to continue to do these sorts of stir-fries with leftovers. Worked really well.

Let me know if you make this or anything like this. Let me know how it goes and what variations you try!

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!