Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pesto Chicken & Polenta

I needed to come up with a few ways to use the pesto I made and decided it was a great flavor enhancer for chicken. Plus, did you know that those polenta tubes at the supermarket and at Trader Joes are 1 pt per serving? Two and a half slices is a serving, but who makes a half slice? I served the pesto chicken with the polenta slices and it was great! If you want, you can use a store-bought sauce, but make sure you count the points correctly.



Pesto Chicken & Polenta
Serves 2

8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 1/2 tablespoons Pesto Sauce
6 slices basil-flavored Polenta, cut from a tube

Combine the chicken in a bowl with the pesto sauce. Spray a medium skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Add the chicken and pesto sauce. Cook until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm. Add the polenta slices. Cook until browned, turning frequently, about 3 minutes. Serve chicken with the polenta slices.

(Each serving is 5.5 pts.)

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