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postheadericon Chicken and Sugar Snap Peas

3.56 avg. rating (75% score) - 16 votes

Chicken and Sugar Snap Peas is an easy and quick recipe for a delicious meal that takes only (30) minutes from start to finish. Chicken, garlic, chicken broth, a bit of crushed red pepper and sugar snap peas with a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette makes up this simple and delicious meal. This is also a healthy, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (6 PointsPlus) recipe. Chicken and Sugar Snap Peas will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.chicken-and-sugar-snap-peas

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Olive Oil salad dressing
8 small bone-in skinless chicken thighs (1-1/2 lbs total)
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
(1/2 lb) sugar snap peas, trimmed
1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, torn
Hot cooked brown rice (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat 1 tbsp of the salad dressing in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add in chicken; cook 5 minutes on each side or until thighs are golden brown on both sides.

2. Add in garlic, sugar and crushed red pepper; cook and stir 1 minute. Add remaining dressing and broth; stir. Bring to a boil; cover. Simmer over medium heat 5 minutes or until chicken is done (165º F.), stirring occasionally. Stir in peas; cook covered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Remove from heat. Stir in basil. Serve over hot cooked brown rice if desired.

Yield: 4 Servings.
Serving Size: 2 Chicken Thighs and 1/4 of pea  mixture per serving.

Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (6 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1/2

Diet Exchange:
1/2 Starch + 4 Meat (L) + 1/2 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 250, Total Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 140mg, Sodium: 320mg, Sugars: 6g, Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 27g

Original recipe and image from: Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/chicken-snap-pea-skillet-145804.aspx

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