Sunday, July 12, 2009

Saucy Italian Chicken

Anything cooked in a crockpot always tastes good! I think it's because you didn't have to slave away over a stove or oven to make it :)

Hubby has deemed this "the best chicken you've ever made". I served it over rice and added garlic, salt, and pepper.

According to the cookbook, the secret to this recipe is in the spices. Make sure your's are not too old!


Saucy Italian Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast, halved  (no need to cook them first, toss them in frozen or thawed)
1 cup (8 oz. can) tomato sauce
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
I Tbsp. Splenda
1 tsp. dried onion flakes

Spray slow-cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken on the bottom of the crock. Mix together the remaining ingredients and spoon evenly over the chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 - 8 hours.

Serves 4

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Deep-Dish Pizza Casserole

This is a great simple recipe that I recently came across. I used shredded mozzarella and added onions, green peppers, and mushrooms. I couldn't find the Italian style tomato sauce, so I just got regular and doctored it up with herbs & spices.

Deep-Dish Pizza Casserole

1 lb. ground round
1 (15 oz can) chunky Italian-style tomato sauce
cooking spray
1 (10 oz) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
6 (1 oz) slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

Cook meat in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring until it crumbles. Drain, if necessary and return to skillet. Add tomato sauce, and cook until heated.

 While meat cooks, coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Unroll pizza crust dough and press into bottom and halfway up the sides of dish. Line bottom of crust with half of the mozzarella. Top with meat mixture (and any added ingredients).

Bake uncovered at 425 degrees for 12 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and bake 5 more minutes or until browned and melted. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.

Servings: 6
WW points: 8