Have you ever had Alice Springs Chicken from Outback? I had a massive craving for this dish over the weekend. I couldn’t get it out of my mind. Does this ever happen to you? Since I’m now behaving and I’m on Weight Watchers (WW) I decided I would look it up and see how many points this delicious dish has. Maybe if it’s not to many I could splurge and go on a date with Mr.NN. Ummm….can I just say that I had no idea how bad this dish was for me. Ready for this – 35 points….eek! So I figured I could definitely smother my own chicken for far less points. I changed it up a bit and left out of the bacon and used plain Dijon mustard instead of honey mustard. I also used this opportunity to use a lot of vegetables to bulk up the meal.
Using the WW online recipe builder I found this recipe to have 8 points. My serving size was 6oz. of chicken and half the vegetables and cheese. This meal is a heck of a lot better than the 35 points I would have had to spend if I went to Outback…..
Lightly Smothered Chicken
12 oz boneless skinless chicken breast - grilled (I used tenders)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 green bell pepper - sliced
8oz mushrooms - sliced
1 large onion - cut in half and sliced
1 clove garlic - minced
1 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper - to taste
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Heat olive oil in pan and add green peppers, mushrooms and onions. Saute until soft and then add garlic, oregano and salt and pepper. Stir together and set aside.
In an 8x8 pan add the grilled chicken. Slather chicken evenly with dijon mustard.
Take warm vegetables and top chicken. Cover vegetables and chicken with reduced fat cheese.
Cook in the oven until the cheese is melted. Approximately 10 minutes.