Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sun-dried Tomato Chicken & Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

We had this for dinner tonight and it turned out great! The chicken was juicy and flavorful. I liked that there were so few ingredients to make the chicken too. I have never been good about making mashed potatoes from scratch, but these were so easy! My husband couldn't stop raving about the meal. These two recipes definitely made into the recipe book. :)

Sun-dried Tomato Chicken
Makes 6 servings

1 (4-lb.) package chicken pieces (3 breasts, 4 thighs, 3 legs) (I used drumsticks)
1 cup sun-dried tomato vinaigrette
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
Toppings: chopped sun-dried tomatoes, sliced fresh basil (I omitted)

Arrange chicken pieces in a single layer in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Pour dressing evenly over chicken pieces, and sprinkle with ground pepper.

Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 1 hour or until done, basting every 15 minutes. Sprinkle baked chicken with desired toppings.

*Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Breasts: Substitute 6 skinned and boned chicken breasts for chicken pieces. Prepare recipe as directed, decreasing bake time to 30 minutes.

** Looking back on the recipe, I didn't measure out the salad dressing and probably used more than a cup.

Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes
From: Weight Watchers website
3 pts per serving
Serves: 4

8 uncooked red potatoes, cut into 2 inch segments
4 medium garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
1/4 cup fat free milk
2 Tbsp chives, fresh, minced
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Combine potatoes and garlic cloves in a saucepan and pour in enough water to cover; set pan over high heat and bring to boil. reduce heat slightly and boil until potatoes are fork tender, about 8 minutes; drain water from saucepan

Add sour cream, milk, and chives to pan (and butter if you use it); mix until combined. Mash mixture with potato masher (or electric mixer) until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Yields 1/2 cup per serving.


Connie B said...

sounds great!! thanks for sharing!

April said...

This looks sooo good!!!