Weight Watchers 2 Point Gumbo

Things You Will Need:

  • 1lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts(cubed)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced
  • 8 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 bunch scallions, diced
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tbsp oregano
  • ½ tbsp thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp salt

Instructions:

Boil chicken in water until done.  Set meat & broth aside.  Toast flour in a large dry skillet, stirring constantly, until deep brown(about the color of a penny).  Heat oil in a 4-qt. saucepan & sauté vegetables & garlic until soft.  Add toasted flour & mix well.  Add broth slowly, mixing well.  Add cubed chicken & spices.  Cover & simmer on low for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add rice & simmer another 30 minutes. 

Makes 8 servings (about 1 ½ cup per serving).

Weight Watchers Points: 2 per serving

You may also add 1 can diced tomatoes & 1/4tsp red pepper flakes for extra flavor.

May substitute white rice for brown rice, if desired.

Weight Watchers 1 Point Hearty Chili

Things You Will Need:

  • 10 oz. extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 (28oz.) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 ea. Zucchini & yellow squash, diced
  • 1 (15oz.) can black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 2 (15oz.) cans fat free reduced sodium beef broth
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 1 (1.25oz.) pkg. dry chili or taco seasoning

Instructions:

Brown turkey & onions. Add remaining ingredients & bring to simmer until veggies are tender(about 20 minutes).

Makes 20 servings, Weight Watchers Points: 1 per serving