Saturday, February 21, 2009

Baked BBQ Chicken Dinner and Baked Apple Dessert

Tonight I basically did my own thing for dinner. I started out following the recipe in the book, but wound up doing my own version. :)

Jenn's BBQ Chicken

1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
1/4 cup fat-free beef broth (low sodium)
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp BBQ sauce of your choice

Put the chicken pieces into a dish. Pour mixture of beef broth, soy sauce and ginger over the chicken. Refrigerate and let chicken marinate in the mixture for 1-3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain and discard marinade. Transfer chicken to a baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Put dollops of BBQ sauce over the chicken breasts and spread with the back of a spoon to make coverage even. Bake for 20-40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

I served this with corn on the cob, mashed potatoes and wheat rolls.

Makes 4 servings, each roughly 120 calories. (Just the chicken.)
Total calories estimated to be ~ 375 calories
(With 2/3 corn on the cob, 1/2 cup mashed potatoes and 1 80 calorie wheat roll.) :)

Baked Apples

4 granny smith apples
3 tbsp brown sugar
60 grams chopped walnuts (roughly 1/3 cup)
4 tsp raisins
Cinnamon and nutmeg to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 350. Core each apple (make sure to get the entire core and all seeds out, but be careful not to poke through the bottom of the apples.) Place into a baking dish.

In a separate small bowl mix together raisins, brown sugar and walnuts. Spoon the mixture into each apple. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over the top of each apple.

Put about 1/2 inch of water into the bottom of the dish. Bake apples between 20-30 minutes, until fork soft. Serve and enjoy!


Makes 4 servings (each serving is one apple.)

Calories roughly 215 each. :)


Wendy Lou said...

That all looks amazing! I can't wait to try it out. Someday. When I learn how to cook :)

nancy said...

I wonder if I could exchange oats for the nuts???


Crystal said...

The apple looks wonderful. Think I will try that out this week. Thanks!

Doug said...


that looks delicious. I will have to start following :)