When it’s cold outside, nothing beats a warm dinner inside! Pile on the tomato sauce and gooey cheese and you might not need to go out for dinner, ever again!Try this recipe for bistro chicken: it’s very Italian, but at the same time, very American. You can have it on the table in a half hour, and everyone—family, visitors or just you—will enjoy a tasty and satisfying dinner—without ever stepping out of the house!
Easy Bistro Chicken
Prep time: 5 minutes; Cook time: 20 minutes
2 tsp olive oil
3 cups sliced mushrooms
1 bell pepper, sliced
1 small onion, chopped
1 (15 oz) can stewed tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup tomato paste
4 small boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
In a large skillet, sauté the mushrooms, peppers and onion in olive oil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the tomatoes and their liquid, the salad dressing and tomato paste.
Place chicken on top of the sauce and cover with a lid. Reduce heat and simmer 12 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
Serve over hot rice or pasta, if desired.
362 Calories Per Serving: Total Fat 15g ( 5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 114 mg, Sodium: 473 mg, Carbohydrates: 14.2 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 42 g