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Easy, Skinny Balsamic Rosemary Chicken

05/14/2015 04:25 pm ET | Updated May 14, 2016

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This is a quick and easy recipe that never fails to please even picky eaters. Making a simple reduction sauce using balsamic vinegar, garlic and fresh rosemary creates a flavorful marinade for the chicken. It smells wonderful when baking and tastes even better when ready! Each serving has 169 calories, 3 grams fat and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Serve with steamed veggies, baked potatoes and mash some of the delicious sauce (marinade) into each potato.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time for Marinade: 45 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

½ cup balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons olive oil

1½ tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

½ teaspoon salt

Fresh black pepper, to taste

Cooking spray

4 (5 ounces each) boneless, skinless chicken breasts (If your chicken breast are large, cut into 5 ounce sizes to equal 4 breasts)

2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Fresh rosemary springs, for garnish

Instructions

1. To make marinade: In a small pot, add vinegar, oil, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper and mix until combined. Bring up to a boil, turn heat down to medium and simmer until reduced in half, about 3 minutes. Place in refrigerator to cool for about 15 minutes. For a quicker chill, place in freezer for about 5 minutes.

2. Coat a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Place chicken in baking dish and pour cooled marinade over chicken. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Can be refrigerated overnight.

3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Take dish out of refrigerator, cover with foil and baked in marinade. Bake for about 35 minutes until chicken is cooked thoroughly.

4. Remove chicken to serving plate. Pour cooked marinade into a small pot. Add 2 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. Cook a few minutes until the sauce has thickened a bit. Pour some of the sauce over chicken and serve.

5. Use the leftover sauce drizzled in a baked potato, if desired.

Makes 4 servings, each serving 1 breast with sauce

Weight Watchers (old points) 4
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 chicken breast with sauce
169 calories, 3g fat, 29g protein, 6g carbs, 0g fiber, 158mg sodium, 0g sugar

Note:
1. The nutrition facts were calculated on Spark People.com.
2. The Weight Watchers POINTS were calculated on CalculatorCat.com.

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