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Weight Watchers Chicken Cacciatore



Weight Watchers Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

A delicious Italian dinner, this Weight Watchers pasta recipe is a classic!

Boneless, skinless chicken breast, veggies, and pasta! It’s the perfect comfort food!

Low fat and 5 WW Freestyle Points.

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Tips and Tricks

Preparing the Chicken

Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness to ensure they cook evenly. This also helps them brown better and stay juicy.

Sautéing Aromatics

For the best flavor, start by sautéing the garlic, onion, and bell peppers until they are softened. This allows the vegetables to release their flavors and create a rich base for the dish.

Browning the Chicken

Make sure the skillet is hot before adding the chicken. This ensures a nice sear, which locks in the juices and enhances the flavor. Avoid overcrowding the skillet to prevent steaming the chicken.

Using Red Wine

Choose a dry red wine that you enjoy drinking. The quality of the wine will impact the flavor of the dish. If you prefer not to use wine, you can substitute it with chicken broth or a splash of balsamic vinegar for a different flavor profile.

Simmering the Sauce

After adding the red wine and tomatoes, bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmering allows the flavors to meld together and the sauce to thicken.

Adding Fresh Herbs

Adding fresh parsley at the end brightens up the dish and adds a fresh flavor. You can also experiment with other fresh herbs like basil or oregano.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chicken and vegetable mixture over cooked linguine. You can also top it with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for an extra touch of flavor.

Storing Leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat gently on the stove or in the microwave, adding a splash of water or broth if needed to thin the sauce.

Customizing the Recipe

Feel free to customize the recipe by adding other vegetables like mushrooms or zucchini. You can also use whole wheat or gluten-free linguine to suit your dietary preferences.

Ensuring Perfect Pasta

Cook the linguine until it is al dente, according to the package instructions. Overcooking the pasta can make it mushy when combined with the sauce. Toss the pasta with a bit of olive oil after draining to prevent it from sticking together.


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Weight Watchers Chicken Cacciatore

Weight Watchers Chicken Cacciatore

Nesting Lane
Weight Watchers Italian Chicken Cacciatore Dinner Recipe with Linguine pasta, onion, bell pepper, boneless, skinless chicken breast, tomatoes, and dry red wine. 5 WW Freestyle Points.
5 from 5 votes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add olive oil and heat.
  • Add garlic, onion, bell peppers and chicken to skillet. Cook until vegetables are softened and chicken is browned and juices are clear.
  • Stir in red wine and tomatoes. Add salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • Bring to boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve with linguine.

Notes

5 WW Freestyle Points 

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 35.5gFat: 4.1gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 65.8mgFiber: 5.6gSugar: 12.9g
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