Ginger Sesame Noodles & Chicken October 26 2011 3 Comments

Ginger Sesame Noodles & ChickenServes 4
(adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine)
2 bags Skinny Dip Angel Hair or Fettuccini 
3/4 lb boneless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
2 cups shredded Napa cabbage
2 green onions, chopped into 1" pieces
1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons corn oil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup soy sauce
In a large bowl combine the soy sauce and sesame oil.  Drain, rinse and boil noodles 1 minute.  Drain again very well and dab with paper towels to dry, then add to the bowl and toss to coat, let sit.
Heat corn oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat until rippling. Sprinkle chicken generously with salt and pepper, then add to the skilletand stir fry until golden, 3-4 minutes.
Add cabbage, green onion, mushrooms, garlic and ginger and cook 2 minutes. Season generously with salt & pepper and keep warm.  Add noodles to the skillet and toss to mix everything.  Cook 2-3 minutes or until noodles are hot, then serve.
Nutritional Breakdown
Calories:  229.....Carbs:  3 grams.....Protein:  19 grams.....Fat:  14 grams

Chipotle Chicken In A Crockpot October 25 2011 5 Comments

Chipotle Slow Cooker ChickenServes 4
1 1/4 lb boneless chicken breast, no skin
3 bags Skinny Dip Fettuccini, or any shape
10 oz can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup chicken broth or water
3 oz pkg cream cheese, cut into cubes
2 tablespoons melted diet margarine
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped fine
3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce + 1 tablespoon of the sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt & pepper to taste
Place the chicken breasts into a slow cooker, brush with melted margarine and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Mince chipotle peppers very fine.
In a bowl stir together soup, chicken broth, chipotle peppers, garlic and adobo sauce.  Pour over chicken and add cream cheese.  Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.  Cook on LOW 6 hours (add noodles last 15 minutes).  Arrange noodles & chicken on plates and serve.

Nutrition Info
Calories: 276     Carbs: 9 grams      Protein:  26 grams
Fat:  14 grams     Fiber:  2 grams    WW Points Plus:  7


Spicy Chicken Piccata & Peppers October 21 2011 2 Comments

Lemon Chicken Piccata & PeppersServes 4
2 bags Skinny Dip Angel Hair, or any shape
1 lb boneless chicken breast, cubed
1/2 medium red bell pepper, seeded & diced
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons diet margarine
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/16 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet.  Saute bell peppers, garlic and onion until softened, about 5 minutes.  Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.  Add chicken to skillet and cook on medium high until lightly browned.  Stir in the lemon juice and cayenne pepper.  Scrape up cooked bits from the bottom of the skillet. Stir in margarine, bell pepper and onion.  Cook 3 minutes until hot and season with salt & pepper.  Serve over hot Skinny Dip Noodles and serve.

Nutrition Breakdown
Calories:  193.....Carbs:  4 grams.....Protein:  24 grams.....Fat:  8 grams

Low Carb Chicken & Rice Skillet September 22 2011 8 Comments

Low Carb Chicken Rice SkilletServes 2
1 bag Skinny Dip Rice Pearls
6 oz boneless chicken breast, cubed
2/3 cup shredded low fat Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups frozen broccoli, peppers & mushrooms
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup chicken broth or water
3 tablespoons light sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Coat a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray or a Misto.  Season chicken cubes and cook 3 minutes or until no longer pink.  Remove chicken.  Stir sour cream, garlic and water until blended.   Drain rice pearls and stir into the skillet with chicken, veggies and spices. Cook a until water cooks off and mixture is creamy.  Stir in cheese until melted and serve.
Nutrition Breakdown
Calories:  156.....Carbs:  5 grams.....Protein:  27 grams.....Fat:  4 grams

15 Minute Chicken Noodle Soup September 22 2011 6 Comments

Low Carb Chicken Noodle SoupServes 2

1 bag Skinny Dip Angel Hair, or any shape
4 oz boneless chicken breast, cubed
1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes (basil & oregano)
1 stalk celery, sliced
1/2 carrot, chopped
1/4 small onion, chopped
1/8 cup frozen baby peas
1 clove garlic, minced fine
1 1/2 cup water (or 1 cup water + 1/2 cup white wine)
2 teaspoons diet margarine
2 teaspoons chicken broth granules
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

Melt margarine in a medium saucepan.  Saute onion and garlic over medium heat 1 minute.  If using wine then add now simmer until reduced by half.  Add the rest of the ingredients except the noodles.  Simmer 10 minutes then check seasonings.  Drain noodles and add to soup.  Cook 2-3 minutes or until hot and serve.

Nutrition Breakdown
Calories:  113.....Carbs:  7 grams.....Protein:  13 grams.....Fat:  3 grams

Microwave Oriental Dinner September 19 2011 2 Comments

Oriental Noodle DinnerServes 2
2 frozen fully cooked grilled chicken breasts
1 bag Skinny Dip Angel Hair, or any shape
1 cup Newman’s Own Lighten Up Low Fat Sesame Ginger salad dressing 
16 oz bag frozen Oriental Blend vegetables
Our appreciation to Kathy Tortora for graciously submitting this recipe!
Microwave each frozen chicken breast for 6 minutes on 30% power.   While chicken is microwaving, empty 1 bag Skinny Dip Noodles into a colander in the sink.  Rinse noodles well for 1-2 minutes.  Dry off on paper towels.  Put on a microwave plate.
When both chicken breasts are done microwaving, put plated Skinny Dip Noodles in microwave for 1 minute on HIGH.
Put 7-8 oz of Newman's Own Sesame Ginger Dressing in a microwave bowl.  Microwave for 1 minute.  Cut up chicken fillets into cubes.  Put the Oriental veggies with 3 tablespoons water in a covered microwave bowl.  Microwave for 9 minutes on high.
In 2 separate microwavable pasta bowls put 2.5 oz cooked chicken fillet, 2.6 oz Skinny Dip Angel Hair, 3.5 oz sesame ginger salad dressing and 7.5 oz Oriental Blend veggies.  Mix well.  Microwave each bowl for another 1 minute 30 seconds and serve.
Nutrition Breakdown
Calories:  328. ..Carbs:  32 grams....Protein:  25 grams
Fat:  7 grams      Fiber:  3 grams      WW Points Plus:  7

Mexican Crockpot Chicken August 19 2011 5 Comments

Skinny Dip Crockpot ChickenServes 4
2 bags Skinny Dip Rice Pearls
4 5-oz boneless chicken breasts, no skin
1 cup jarred salsa
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
1/2 cup diced onion
1/3 cup light sour cream
1 teaspoon taco seasoning
Stir together salsa, onion, sour cream, cilantro & spices to your slow cooker.  Add chicken and coat with salsa mixture.  Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours or MEDIUM for 4 hours.  Add salt & pepper to taste and serve over hot Skinny Dip Rice Pearls..

Nutrition Breakdown
Calories:  .....Carbs:.....Protein:

Chicken & Bacon Ranch Pasta August 17 2011 5 Comments

Chicken & Bacon Ranch PastaServes 2
1 bags Skinny Dip Fettuccini, or any shape
6 oz boneless chicken breast, diced
2 thin strips bacon
1/4 red bell pepper, diced
1 green onion, sliced thin
1/2 jalapeno, seeded & minced (optional if too hot)
1 tablespoon sliced black olives
3 tablespoons light ranch dressing
1 tablespoon BBQ sauce
salt & pepper to taste
Drain, rinse and boil noodles for 1 minute.  Drain again in a colander and dab with paper towels to dry well.  In a small dish stir together ranch dressing and BBQ sauce.
Dice bacon and cook in a medium nonstick skillet until crisp.  Drain fat leaving 2 teaspoons.  Add bell pepper, jalapeno, onion and olives and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook 5-7 minutes or until cooked through.  
Add noodles and BBQ sauce mixture and stir to combine.  Cook 3-4 minutes or until hot and serve.  Also very good chilled.
Nutrition Breakdown
Calories:  182.....Carbs:  6 grams.....Protein:  17 grams.....Fat:  10 grams

Healthy Mom Noodle Bowl August 13 2011 7 Comments

Healthy Mom Noodle BowlServes 4
2 bags Skinny Dip Angel Hair, or any shape
1 lb ground turkey or chicken
1 1/2 cups frozen California veggies  (broccoli, peppers, carrots)
1/4 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pkt Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff seasoning packet
1 cup chicken broth or water
1/3 cup light sour cream
seasoned salt & pepper to taste
Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook turkey, onion and garlic for 5 minutes. Stir in stroganoff mix, water and sour cream.  Drain & rinse noodles and add to the skillet. Add veggies, cover and cook 5 minutes. Uncover and cook 3-5 minutes or until sauce is thickened. .Check seasoning and serve.
Tip: You can use any stroganoff seasoning mix (check next to the gravy packets).
Nutrition Breakdown
Calories:  161.....Carbs:  8 grams.....Protein:  23 grams.....Fat:  4 grams.....Fiber: 3 grams

10 Carb Sweet & Sour Chicken August 12 2011

Sweet and Sour Pineapple ChickenServes 4

2 bags Skinny Dip Rice Pearls
3/4 lb boneless chicken breasts, cubed
2 1/2 tablespoons Kikkoman Sweet & Sour Sauce
1/4 cup canned pineapple chunks in heavy syrup
1/2 cup sliced carrot
1/2 cup sliced bell pepper
1/2 small onion, cut in 1/2 then sliced thin
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

Drain, rinse and boil rice pearls for 1 minute.  Drain and dab with paper towels to dry well.  Add to a small saucepan and mix with 1 tablespoon soy sauce and pepper.

In a small dish stir together juice from pineapple, chicken broth, sweet & sour sauce, 1 teaspoon soy sauce and cornstarch.  Sprinkle chicken on all sides with salt, garlic powder and pepper.  

Heat large nonstick skillet or wok with oil on medium high heat.  Add garlic, onion, bell pepper and carrot.  Stir fry 3 minutes then spoon onto a warm plate.  Add chicken  to wok and stir fry to lightly brown all sides.  Add sauce mix and continue stir frying for 1 minute to thicken sauce.  Stir in veggies and cook 1-2 minutes until hot.

Heat rice pearls on medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until hot and extra liquid is gone.  Spoon onto 4 plates, top with chicken mixture and serve.

Nutrition Breakdown

Calories:  183 grams.....Carbs:  10 grams.....Protein:  22 grams.....Fat:  6 grams

Salsa Verde Noodle Soup August 12 2011 3 Comments

Chicken Chile Verde Noodle SoupServes 2
1 bag Skinny Dip Angel Hair, or any shape
4 oz boneless chicken breast
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
4 tomatillos, husked & rough chopped
1/4 medium onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt & pepper to taste 
Coat medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray or use a Misto sprayer.  Add chicken and spray strips with cooking spray.  Cook until lightly browned, set aside.
Add onions and garlic to saucepan and saute until golden. Stir in the tomatillos, jalapeno peppers and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes.  Puree vegetables in a blender or use an immersion blender.  Return to skillet and reheat.  Shred chicken and stir in with cilantro.  Season to taste and serve.
Nutrition Breakdown
Calories:  97.....Carbs:  5 grams.....Protein:  13 grams.....Fat:  2 grams

Double Cheese Chicken Meatballs August 12 2011 1 Comment

Cheesy Chicken MeatballsMakes 16 Meatballs
1 bag Skinny Dip Rice Pearls
1 lb ground chicken breast, no skin
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup Alouette Roasted Garlic Light Cream Cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & minced fine
2 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
1 tablespoon melted diet margarine
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
The rice pearls stretch 1 pound of chicken to feed twice as many hungry people!  Preheat an oven to 450 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray or use Silpat liners.
Drain and rinse rice pearls.  Dab with paper towels to dry well.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.  Form into 16 meatballs and place on baking sheet.
Bake until juices run clear, about 18-20 minutes. An instant read thermometer inserted into the center should read 165 F.  Serve meatballs as is OR in sandwiches, soups or added to sauces including pasta or stroganoff.  
Nutrition Breakdown
(per meatball)
Calories:  57.....Carbs:  .5 grams.....Protein:  7 grams.....Fat:  3 grams

Pasta Parmesan & Shrimp August 12 2011 2 Comments

Pasta and Parmesan ShrimpServes 2
1 bag Skinny Dip Angel Hair, or any shape
1/4 lb medium shrimp, cleaned (or chicken)
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons cream
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 green onion, chopped fine
1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon zest (optional)
2 tablespoons diet margarine
2 teaspoons oil
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Rinse noodles and boil for 1 minute.  Drain in a colander and dab with paper towels.  Heat oil in a skillet and saute garlic 30 seconds. Add all ingredients except shrimp. Simmer until liquid is reduced by 1/2.  Add shrimp and cook 3 minutes.  Stir in noodles and until hot then serve.  
Nutritional Breakdown
Calories:  129.....Carbs:  2 grams.....Protein:  11 grams.....Fat:  8 grams

Skinny Dip Cincinnati Chili August 10 2011 4 Comments

Skinny Dip Cincinnati ChiliServes 2
1 bag Skinny Dip Angel Hair
1 1/4 cup Hormel Turkey Chili No Beans OR
1 1/4 cup homemade no bean turkey chili
1/2 cup shredded low fat Cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons minced onion
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
3 tablespoons water
garlic salt & pepper to taste
Drain, rinse and boil noodles for 1 minute. Drain again and dab with paper towels to dry very well. Heat chili, onion, garlic and water in a medium nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add noodles and toss to coat. Season with garlic salt & pepper. Cook 5 minutes until hot and spoon into a bowl.  Top with Cheddar and microwave 10 seconds to melt cheese.
Tip:  Canned chili contains starch thickeners. Use homemade chili w/o beans for less carbs.
Nutritional Breakdown 
(with canned no-bean chili)
Calories:  124.....Carbs:  8 grams.....Protein:  12 grams.....Fat:  4 grams
Nutritional Breakdown 
(with homemade no-bean chili)
Calories:  185.....Carbs:  6 grams.....Protein:  27 grams.....Fat:  6 grams

Sweet Jalapeno Chicken & Rice August 10 2011

Skinny Dip Sweet Jalapeno Chicken
Serves 2

1 bag Skinny Dip Rice Pearls
8 oz chicken tenderloins or skinless chicken breast
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely minced
3 tablespoons jalapeno jelly
1 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon diet margarine
salt, garlic powder & pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat.  Season chicken on all sides with salt, garlic powder and pepper.  Cook until light brown, about 2 minutes each side.  Remove and set aside.

Lower heat and add onion & garlic. Cook until soft and translucent, about 2 minutes stirring frequently so garlic doesn't brown. Add orange juice, margarine and jalapeno jelly.  Stir until the jelly has melted and the mixture is combined. Stir in bell pepper.

Return chicken to the pan and turn the pieces several times to coat with sauce. Cover and cook until the sauce has thickened, about 3 minutes.

Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil.  Drain, rinse and boil rice pearls for 1 minute.  Drain again in a colander and dab with paper towels to dry well.  Arrange rice pearls on a plate then top with chicken strips and sauce.

Nutrition Breakdown

Calories:  239.....Carbs:  11 grams.....Protein:  24 grams.....Fat:  10 grams

1 Pan Creamy Chicken & Noodles August 10 2011 5 Comments

1 Pan Creamy Chicken & NoodlesServes 4

2 bags Skinny Dip Fettuccini, or any shape
2 6-oz boneless chicken breasts, no skin
1 cup Campbells Cream of Mushroom Soup (no milk added)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups frozen broccoli florets
1/2 cup low fat milk OR
1/4 cup cream + 1/4 cup water (lower carbs)
2 tablespoons diet margarine
salt, pepper & garlic powder
Drain, rinse and boil noodles for 1 minute.  Drain again and dab with paper towels to dry well. 
In a medium bowl whisk together soup, Parmesan, milk and spices.  Add noodles and toss to coat well.  Let sit while you cook the chicken.
Sprinkle chicken generously on both sides with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Cut into 1" cubes. Melt margarine in a large nonstick skillet.  Add chicken and cook until golden; about 5-7 minutes.  
Add fettuccini mixture and broccoli, toss to coat and simmer 5 minutes or until sauce is thickened. 

Nutrition Breakdown
Calories:  247.....Carbs:  8 grams.....Protein:  28 grams.....Fat:  12 grams

Skinny Dip 0 Carb Bread August 10 2011 25 Comments

Skinny Dip 0 Carb BreadMakes 12 rolls . 
6 egg separated, plus 2 egg whites 
1 scoop unflavored 0 carb protein powder
6 tablespoons lowfat cottage cheese 
1 tablespoon granulated Splenda
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar 
1 teaspoon baking powder (1 1/2 tsp at high altitudes)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or dried herbs (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 300 F with racks in the middle and bottom third. Separate eggs and prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. . 
Put all egg whites in a metal bowl and whip at high speed. When beginning to foam add cream of tartar and whip until stiff (won't fall out when you turn the bowl upside down). . 
Put remaining ingredients (including yolks) in a Magic Bullet and mix until smooth. Add this mixture a tablespoon at a time to the whites and fold carefully until incorporated. Don't deflate the egg whites. . 
Place 6 mounds on each cookie sheet and bake 30 minutes, rotating cookie sheets after 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely before storing. Wrap individually before freezing to prevent sticking together. . 
Nutritional Breakdown
(per roll)
Calories: 51.....Carbs: 0 gram.....Protein: 6 grams.....Fat: 3 gram
0 Carb Garlic Bread:  Split a Skinny Dip bread roll in half, spread lightly with diet margarine and sprinkle with garlic powder.  Heat a nonstick skillet or table grill to HOT and grill bread face down 30-60 seconds until golden brown then serve!
1 Carb Grilled Cheese Sandwich:  Split a roll in half and coat insides lightly with diet margarine.  Add a slice of cheese to the outside part and press together so the inside becomes the flat outside.  Heat a nonstick skillet to HOT and grill sandwich face down on each side 60-00 seconds or until golden brown and serve!
Cinnamon Rolls:  Add 4 packets Splenda and 1 teaspoon cinnamon to the egg whites before whipping. Skip garlic powder and pepper.  
Garlic Herb Rolls:  Add 1 teaspoon dried herbs (rosemary, thyme or oregano are good) and include garlic powder and pepper.  Delicious grilled or for sandwiches.

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