As many of you know I am a member of Weight Watchers and I participate in their message boards. Well one thing I love about the boards, other than the never ending support to live a healthier lifestyle, is that people send me recipes they think I would like, or recipes they want lightened up! Donna sent me this recipe for Chicken Calvasa and I knew I had to try it! Many thanks Donna for this great and wonderful recipe, you can bet it will be on my personal rotation!
Chicken Calvasa over Rice: Serves 4
1lbs Chicken Breast – Boneless / Skinless
1C Yellow Squash – Sliced
1C Zucchini – Sliced
1/2C Onions – Sliced
1C Cherry Tomatoes – Halved
2 Jalapenos – Sliced into quarters & seeds removed
4tsp Olive Oil
3/4tsp Chili Powder
Onion Powder / Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper
4TB Sour Cream (optional)
Place the water, 1tsp of olive oil and some salt over medium heat and bring up to a boil, add in the rice, stir once, turn down to a low simmer and cover with a lid and continue to cook until all of the water has left the pot.
Slice the chicken into bite size pieces and toss with 1/4tsp chili powder and 1/4tsp cumin and a pinch of onion and garlic powder. In a large skillet heat 1tsp of olive oil over medium heat and add the chicken and cook for 6-8 minutes until the chicken is cooked completely through (cooking time will vary depending on the size of your pieces). Remove the chicken from the pan and set to the side. Return the pan to the heat and add the remaining 2tsp olive oil with the veggies and 1/2tsp chili powder and 1/2tsp cumin powder with a pinch of salt & pepper and saute for 6-8 minutes until the vegetables have cooked through. Remove the jalapenos (unless you like it super duper insanely hot but this whimp couldn’t take it!) and add the vegetables to the chicken and get ready to enjoy.
Place the rice on a plate and top with the chicken and vegetables then enjoy enjoy enjoy! I know I did.
If you find it is a little hot for you, you can add a tablespoon of sour cream.
WW: 9 Points Plus / serving
10 Points Plus / serving with 1TB of Sour Cream