Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Chicken Parmesan is one of my favorite meals. Unfortunately, the breaded and fried chicken doesn't really scream healthy. I found this recipe while perusing food blogs and was pretty skeptical. I mean really, it just doesn't sound like the most appetizing burger in the world.

Boy was I wrong. This recipe has easily made it in to our regular dinner rotation. It is worth quite a few WW points but definitely worth it. I paired it with a big salad (veggies are 0 points on the new system) to keep the meal from becoming too horrible.



Chicken Parmesan Burgers
From A Taste of Home Cooking



Ingredients

1 Pound Ground Chicken
1/4 Cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
4 Tablespoons Tomato Sauce
4 oz Grated Mozzarella Cheese
4 Light Hamburger Buns
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions
  1. In a bowl, mix the chicken with the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and seasoning.
  2. Form into 4 patties.
  3. Cook the patties in a pan until cooked through, flipping the burger halfway through cooking.
  4. Turn off the heat.
  5. While still in the pan, top each burger with 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce and 1 oz of mozzarella cheese.
  6. Cover the pan and wait for the cheese to melt.
  7. Remove the burgers from the pan and serve on toasted hamburger buns.

Yields: 4 servings

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I'm Baaaaack!

It's been quite some time since I last logged into this blog. I finally have some free time in the evenings to post again. Ahhhh, freedom! (Who am I kidding, it took me 4 days to write this post!)

Since giving birth to Max last April, most of my waking moments are spent caring for him. Now that he is almost 6 months old, he is a little more independent and I have started cooking again. It feels so good to be in the kitchen whipping up something good. I've been perusing food blogs like a maniac and have lots of new recipes to try out. Unfortunately, I don't have a whole lot of time to take pictures of my creations. So...I plan to start updating with recipes and add the pictures as I get a chance to take them. I know the posts won't be quite as exciting as they could be but the recipes will more than make up for it. I promise!

I recently started the Weight Watchers Points Plus program. So I will be including a WW Points Plus Value (this is a slightly different value than the original Points system) to each recipe along with pertinent nutritional information. I will also be going back through my old recipe posts to update them with Point Plus Values and new pictures.

I'm very excited to get things going here and I already have a back-log of recipes I made put never got around to posting. So, stick around and I'm sure you'll find something you enjoy! Let's get this party started!