Grilled Balsamic Marinated Chicken and Al Fresco Green Bean and Tomato Saute

This is an excellent Italian meal that is very simple to prepare with the use of salad dressings as the main ingredient. The salad dressings add tons of flavor to the meat and veggies. Newman's Own Lighten Up dressings make wonderful marinades for meats and are a great way to get your healthy fats in for the day. The chicken recipe below is marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette and a combination of spices that include oregano, garlic, pepper and salt. I marinated the chicken overnight for maximum flavor and it worked out extremely well. I just cooked the chicken on my handy dandy George Foreman grill for about 8 to 10 minutes. The chicken came out very moist and had just the right amount of flavor from the balsamic dressing. Very good!

Grilled Balsamic Marinated Chicken

16 oz raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts - should yield 12 oz cooked (2 Lean)

1 teaspoon dried basil (1/2 Condiment)
1/4 tsp garlic powder (1/2 Condiment)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (1/2 Condiment)
1/4 teaspoon salt (1 Condiment)
1/4 cup Newman's Own Lighten Up Balsamic Vinaigrette (2 Healthy Fats)

Rinse and dry chicken. Mix all ingredients in small bowl. Pour marinade over chicken in large bowl and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. Discard Marinade.
Grill chicken until cooked. I used the George Foreman and grilled for a total of  8 to 10 minutes.

2 servings with 1 Leaner Lean, 1.25 Condiments and 1 Healthy Fat per serving

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Al Fresco Green Bean and Tomato Saute

2 1/2 cups fresh green beans (5 Greens)
1/2 cup grape tomatoes (1 Green)
1 tbsp Ken's Lite Northern Italian Dressing with Basil and Romano  (1 Condiment)
2 tbsp reduced fat parmesan cheese (1 Condiment)

 Place green beans and 1/2 cup water in covered microwaveable container and microwave for 5 minutes. Drain green beans and place in skillet with tomatoes. Add salad dressing and saute until tomatoes are soft. Add grated parmesan cheese. Stir to combine.

2 Servings with 3 Greens, 1 Condiment per serving

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