Tasty Italian Chicken

Now that I have had my baby,I want to lose those 10 last pounds quicker!I have done the diet thing before, but in the past that meant giving up foods I love.I am not going to go as strict this time around but I am going to try and cook more “healthy” and “low calorie” recipes.Don’t you worry,not all my recipes are going “lower calorie”  I have a skinny 6’2″ husband that can’t afford to lose even one pound so I will still be cooking him up some good stuff :)To help me find a balance between delicious and diet, I got this amazing cookbook called, “Taste of Home: Comfort Food Diet Cookbook”.  This is a recipe that comes from that cook book.TASTY ITALIAN CHICKEN1/2 cup chopped onion1-1/8 tsp paprika, divided3 tsp olive oil, divided1-1/4 cups water1/4 cup tomato paste1 bay leaf1/2 tsp reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules1/2 tsp Italian seasoning1/4 cup all-purpose flour1-1/2 tsp grated Parmesan cheese1/2 tsp salt1/4 tsp garlic powder1/4 tsp dried oregano1-1/2 pounds chicken tenderloinsIn a small saucepan, saute onion and 1/8 tsp paprika in 1 tsp olive oil until tender.  Stir in water, tomato paste, bay leaf, bouillon and Italian seasoning.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.Meanwhile, in a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, oregano and remaining paprika.  Add chicken; seal bag and shake to coat.In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook half of the chicken in 1 tsp oil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.  Remove and keep warm; repeat with remaining chicken and oil.  Remove bay leaf from sauce.  Serve over chicken.NUTRITION FACTS:4 ounces cooked chicken with 3 Tbsp. sauce has:163 calories3 g fat67 mg cholesterol287 mg sodium8 g carbohydrate1 g fiber27 g proteinEnjoy!Linking up to these parties and here

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  1. 1

    Taste of Home always has great food recipes. You know when following their recipe, you'll always getting something good. Your chicken looks delicious and so juicy! ~Carolyn

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    This looks so good for a Sunday brunch…
    I'll be honored for you to add this recipe in our party this week at
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    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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    Foodness Gracious says:

    Great lookin chicky dish! Perfect for an easy dinner..
    Thanks for sharing

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    amanda.c09 says:

    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog http://www.kraftingkreations.blogspot.com! Whats funny is that I found your blog earlier today when I was blog surfing. I stumbled upon your Blueberry Snack Cake recipe that looks delicious. I am now following you! Now I'm off to look through your other wonderful recipies!

    Amanda

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    Pat's Pink Apron says:

    I love Italian. This looks good!
    From http://patspinkapron.blogspot.com

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    That looks really delicious! And who doesn't love the occasional yummy low calorie meal.

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    Thanks for visiting my blog today!

    Love your site–everything looks delicious! I can't wait to try several of these recipes. Thanks!

    -Janelle
    homemadethisandthat.blogspot.com

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    meijo's JOY says:

    This look so good – low calorie meal? Definitely must try!

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    Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com says:

    I'll be visiting to see what you cook up because I'm trying to lose a little weight, too. This looks great!

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    Billie Monster says:

    Thanks for sharing that great lookin' dish!

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    Your husband sounds exactly like mine! He had 5 brownies after dinner and I had an apple :)

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    mmmmm!!!Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!Hope you have a great week!Jill @ Creating my way to Success http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    This is gonna be tried soon.We have a link-up party going on – Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-3-and-features.html

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    Can you do this with chicken breasts?

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    Can you do this with chicken breasts?

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    Can you do this with chicken breasts?