Baked Hoisin Chicken Buns (3 Points)

Ingredients

Cooking spray
12 ounces skinless boneless chicken thighs
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
9 frozen white roll dough pieces thawed (such as Rich’s)
1 large egg lightly beaten
1 teaspoon sesame seeds toasted

 

Instructions

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Cool slightly; shred meat with 2 forks. Place chicken in a medium bowl. Add green onions, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, and vinegar; toss well to combine.

Roll each dough piece into a 4-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Spoon about 2 tablespoons chicken mixture into center of each dough circle. Gather edges of dough over filling; pinch to seal. Place the filled dough, seam sides down, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat filled dough with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Uncover filled dough. Gently brush with egg; discard remaining egg. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Cooking Light

Italian Carrots (3 Points)

(4 servings) Ingredients

2 2/3 cups baby Carrots
1 1/3 teaspoon Olive oil
2/3 teaspoon Dried basil
1/3 teaspoon Dried oregano
1 1/3 teaspoon Butter

Instructions

Cook carrots in butter until tender/crisp. Drain carrots and toss with olive oil, basil, and oregano.

(from BigOven.com)

Garlic Mashed Potatoes (3 Points)


(4 Servings) Ingredients

1 pound Potatoes
2 cups Skim milk
2 large Garlic chopped
1/2 teaspoon White pepper


Instructions

Cover and cook potatoes in a small amount of boiling water for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Drain and recover. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, cook garlic in milk until garlic is soft, about 30 minutes. Add garlic-milk mixture and white pepper to potatoes. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed or mash with a potato masher until smooth.

Microwave Directions: Scrub potatoes, pat dry, and prick with a fork. On a plate, cook potatoes, uncovered, on 100% (high) power until tender (about 12 minutes), turning potatoes over once. Let stand 5 minutes. Peel and quarter. Meanwhile, in a 4-cup glass measuring cup, combine milk and garlic. Cook, uncovered, on medium heat until garlic is soft (about 4 minutes).

(From healthdiscovery.net)

Happy Roomates Chicken Muffin (3 Points)

Thanks to my old roommate Tyler who used to make this for us way back in college! Love you Ty!

(4 Servings)

Ingredients

4 Chicken breast halves skinless, boneless
1 tablespoon Margarine
Season salt
Lemon pepper
Garlic powder

Instructions

Take skinless boneless chicken breasts and pound flat with a meat mallet or other heavy destructive implement. Rub both sides of breast with butter and season with season salt, lemon pepper, and garlic powder, then roll up into a tight ball and push into a greased muffin tin. Bake at 350 (I think) for about 30-40 minutes until done. Can be served on a bed of pasta.

Variation #1 Substitute Italian dressing for butter. (Points may change)

Variation #2 After spreading butter on both sides, coat one side of the breast with fine Italian bread crumbs and grated Parmesan and then roll it up tight around this filling. (Points definately will change.)

Turkey Pot Stickers (3 Points)

Ingredients

Dipping sauce:
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
2 garlic cloves minced
Dumplings:
1 cup sliced shiitake mushroom caps
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup sliced carrot
2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 large egg whites lightly beaten
2 cups chopped skinned cooked turkey
24 (4-inch) gyoza skins
2 teaspoons vegetable oil divided
1/2 cup water divided

Instructions

To prepare dipping sauce, combine first 5 ingredients, stirring well with a whisk.

To prepare dumplings, place mushrooms, onions, carrot, ginger, and vinegar in a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped, scraping sides. Combine mushroom mixture and egg whites in a large bowl; add turkey, stirring until combined.

Working with 1 gyoza skin at a time (cover remaining skins to keep from drying), spoon about 1 tablespoon turkey mixture into center of each skin. Moisten edges of skin with water. Fold in half, pinching edges together to seal. Place dumpling on a baking sheet (cover loosely with a towel to keep from drying). Repeat procedure with remaining skins and turkey mixture.

Heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange half of dumplings in pan; cover and cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn dumplings; add 1/4 cup water. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from pan; keep warm.

Wipe pan dry with a paper towel. Repeat procedure with remaining vegetable oil, dumplings, and water. Serve warm with dipping sauce.

(serving size: 3 pot stickers and about 2 teaspoons dipping sauce)

Cooking Light, NOVEMBER 2002

Weight Watcher’s Chili (3 Points)

I got this recipe from a Weight Watcher’s Meeting. So far, this is the easiest recipe I have ever made. And coincidentally, it is also the most popular in my house! We like to serve it over fat-fee hot dogs and reduced calorie hot dog buns.

Ingredients

1 pound Lean Ground Beef
1 large Onion chopped
1 can (12 oz) Mexican Style Chili Beans
1 can (12 oz) Corn
1 can (12 oz) Tomatoes chopped
1 can (12 oz) Tomato sauce
4 ounces Green chili chopped
1 package Taco Seasoning Mix
1 package Dry Ranch style salad dressing mix
1 can (12 oz) Fat Free Refried Beans

Instructions

Brown the meat and onions in the pot.  Add all the other ingredients. Bring to a boil. Now enjoy!

(1 cup = serving)

Ham and Potato Skillet (3 Points)

(This tastes way better than it looks! My son loved it.)

4 servings

Ingredients

1 pound small potatoes
1/2 pound fresh green beans cut into 1-inch
1 cup water
8 ounces plain fat free yogurt
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham about 8 ounces
Cooking spray
1/2 cup Onion chopped


Instructions
Slice potatoes; halve any large slices. In a large skillet cook potatoes and fresh green beans in water covered about 15 minutes or until potatoes and beans are tender. (if using frozen green beans, add to potatoes last 5minutes of cooking) Meanwhile, in a small saucepan brown the chopped onion in some cooking spray. Stir the following ingredients in with the onion: yogurt, flour, mustard, dill weed, and pepper. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Pour over veggies in skillet. Stir in ham. heat through.