Wordless Wednesday: a gazillion and one ways with chicken

11/02/2014

I’ve mentioned before that one of the things I’m most proud of since starting Weight Watchers is the fact that I’m trying new recipes. ALL OF THE TIME.

I’m the opposite of a foodie. An anti-epicurean if you will. Or something. If left to my own devices I’ll eat minimal veges and cook the same thing night after night and am generally perfectly happy with that.

However, as I did on Weight Watchers many years ago when I bought lots of cookbooks and tried new stuff, I’ve been regularly scouring the WW site for recipes to attempt. And –  indeed (surprisingly) – I’ve tried quite a lot. Although… it has to be said that my concoctions don’t always look ‘exactly’ like the picture on the recipe (which is why I’ve used the actual WW recipe pictures from the website below).

I decided I’d share some of my faves from the last 5 weeks and frighteningly when I pulled them out I realised I ‘may’ have gone a bit chicken-crazy. (Which is interesting in itself cos I’m more of a ‘steak’ kinda girl!) ;-)

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So… do any of these take your fancy?
By the way, feel free to congratulate me on my cooking ingenuity!

Disclaimer: I have been given a free six month online membership to Weight Watchers but my thoughts, opinions and words here are my own. Please check out the program for yourself before making any decisions. All pictures I have used in this post have come from the Australian Weight Watchers website. Many are available to non-members and you’re able to buy their recipe books online (or at local meetings etc). The variations are (ahem) a result of my own genius. And my inability to make shopping lists. ;-)

I’m hooking up today for Wordless Wednesday with Trish from My Little Drummer Boys.

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Pinky Poinker February 11, 2014 at 11:16 pm

I don’t eat red meat. These all look deliciousomoso! Thanks Deb! I’ll be trying them all!

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Debbish February 11, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Oh good. There were so many I’ve tried I found it hard to just choose some!

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Psych Babbler February 12, 2014 at 4:21 am

Oh yum! The paprika, Mediterranean and yogurt spiced chicken look amazing to me! How do you even make caramel chicken??

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Debbish February 12, 2014 at 7:54 am

Must check in case it’s call caramelised chicken. #oops.

Basically you heat a tiny amt of castor sugar (I used real cos – unsurprisingly – I don’t have castor sugar!), light soy sauce, fish sauce and peanut oil. You melt the sugar and the mixture gets a bit caramelised and you re-add the cooked chicken.

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Jo Tracey February 12, 2014 at 6:04 am

These look great…I’ll definitely be trying some!

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Debbish February 12, 2014 at 7:55 am

Yes, so many delicious chicken recipes. I just love the look of poached chicken dishes and think the puffy pure whiteness draws me to them! ;-)

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Jo Tracey February 13, 2014 at 4:18 pm

yeah- they look as clean as they taste…

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Char February 12, 2014 at 7:38 am

I would eat chicken every night for dinner if it was up to me. And rice. So really all of those look good.

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Debbish February 12, 2014 at 7:56 am

I haven’t had much rice since starting WW. In fact I’ve only had it once. In terms of ProPoints (you monitor your daily consumption each day – they’re all online / in the App so no calculations are needed) they’re quite high. Potato (my fave anyway) gives me more bang for my buck!

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Tamara February 12, 2014 at 8:08 am

They all look wonderful. I am trying to get back on the WW wagon at the moment so the recipes are just right for me.

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Debbish February 12, 2014 at 8:19 am

I found them all online Tamara and the database on the WW site is fabulous (although I find the search functions a bit confusing at times!).

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Lisa@RandomActsOfZen February 12, 2014 at 9:28 am

I love the idea of cooking in one bag, and these all look goooood!

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Debbish February 12, 2014 at 9:40 am

I actually saw the ‘roast in a bag’ thing on a TV show ages ago and once upon a time used to throw pork fillet and some veges into a bag (and sit back and relax). It’s great cos you can add herbs etc. I usually like to make gravy out of some juices so snip a little hole to empty juices every so often. (Plus you have to pierce the bag before cooking cos otherwise it may explode. I think!)

Deb

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Neets February 12, 2014 at 10:45 am

Oh wow! These look so delicious. Good on you for trying different dishes. I’m a big Michelle Bridges fan so loving her meals at the moment. :)

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Debbish February 12, 2014 at 11:04 am

It’s great to try new things isn’t it? Also great that someone else works out how to make it as healthy as possible!

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Lee-Anne February 12, 2014 at 4:06 pm

These look delicious and that Caramel Chicken (thought it was both main and dessert – LOL) has my name on it.
And of course adding beans, capsicums and carrot makes ANYTHING healthy in my world!
Thanks, Deb. :)

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Debbish February 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm

You’re welcome.

I don’t eat a lot of different veges so add beans, capsicum and carrot to nearly everything!

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Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me February 12, 2014 at 9:07 pm

I must admit chicken is my favourite WW protein as goes with so many flavours, you really are mixing it up! GO GIRL!

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Debbish February 12, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Yay me!

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Alicia February 12, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Yep, lots of chicken! It all looks extremely delicious! Good on you :)

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Debbish February 12, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Thanks Alicia.

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Trish February 13, 2014 at 9:35 am

How delicious do they look – the Crispy skin chicken is on my wish list.

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Debbish February 13, 2014 at 10:03 am

It’s super easy. Put chicken in fish sauce and swish around then ‘coat’ in seasoning mixture, spray and put in oven. I actually use pre-cut (in stir fry) chicken breast so the bits are kinda long and narrow. It cooks really quickly as well.

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