Friday, March 11, 2011

Guilt Free Chicken Hash

I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!    And, I’d do it again in a minute.  How often does one get to say that?  Judy found this incredible recipe the other night.  She prepared it for our dinner and when she told me what the PointsPlus value was I was amazed.

This is an entire meal in a skillet and makes four servings.  Generally we would have had left-overs for later in the week, but with a PointsPlus value so low, we ate the whole thing.  And, it was outstanding.  For all of those “Meat and Potatoes” people out there, this dish is going to satisfy all of your cravings. It’s Southern Comfort at its best.  You can prepare it for Brunch on Sunday and if there’s any left, you can reheat it enjoy it later in the week.

From our kitchen to yours.  Enjoy the adventure.


Chicken Hash
1 pound Yukon Gold Potatoes, cut into ½ inch slices.

Non-stick cooking spray

1 cup Onions, chopped

1 cup Celery, thinly sliced

1 medium Green Bell Pepper, stemmed, cored and diced

½ pound Chicken Breast, boneless and skinless, cut into ½ inch pieces.

½ cup Chicken Broth, low sodium, low fat

2 tsp Caraway seeds

2 tsp Thyme, fresh, minced and stemmed, or 1 tsp dried

2 tsp Lemon juice, freshly squeezed

1 tsp Black Pepper, freshly ground

¼ tsp Red Pepper flakes, or to taste

½ tsp Salt


Place the Potatoes in a medium saucepan.  Fill the pan with water to cover the Potatoes by an inch.  Bring to a boil over high heat.

Reduce the heat to medium and simmer 10 minutes, or until the Potatoes are fork tender.  Drain the Potatoes in a colander in the sink.

Spray a medium skillet with a spray or two of cooking spray and set it over medium-high heat.  Add the Onion, Celery, Red Pepper flakes and Green Pepper and cook until softened, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes.

Add the Chicken pieces and cook until browned, stirring often, about 4 minutes.

Add the cooked Potatoes, Broth, Caraway Seeds, and Thyme. Cook until the Broth is absorbed, stirring frequently, but gently so as not to mash the Potatoes, about 7 minutes.

Stir in the Lemon Juice, Black Pepper and Salt. Cook for 2 minutes more without stirring, to get the Potatoes crispy on the bottom.

Makes 4 servings. Each serving is about 1 ½ cups.  PointsPlus value per serving…are you ready?  It’s 3!!
That’s correct, 3 Points.  Prep time is about 15 minutes.  Cooking time is about 26 minutes. Level of difficulty is Easy. 

Weight Watchers and PointsPlus are registered trademarks of Weight Watchers Intl. Inc.

Recipes shown may not be exactly the same as those found on any website. Judy and I tend to "tweak" each recipe we feature, to some degree, incorporating our own unique tastes and ideas. PointsPlus values, however, are accurate. 

Photo by Barry Baruh

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