Who among us hasn't decided this time of year that we'd better get busy and lose a few pounds before swimsuit/shorts season is in full swing? Here is a great little sandwich that comes in at only 331 calories and is actually very good. I don't mean to sound surprised, but you all know what I mean.......sometimes the stripped down versions of things just don't taste that good. This is from the Biggest Loser Cookbook. I think it makes a great supper with lemon sliced cucumbers, veggie sticks, or a slice of nice juicy melon......and of course a big glass of iced tea! This "good for you" meal is guaranteed to be painless.
I pound of extra lean ground chicken....
(if you can't find it in the package most butchers at major grocery stores will grind chicken breasts for you)
1 tablespoon of white vinegar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2/3 cup chopped yellow onion
1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
3/4 cup tomato sauce
3/4 cup chili sauce
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
4 whole-grain or whole- wheat buns
Mist a medium non-stick skillet with olive-oil spray ( or another cooking spray) and set on medium-high heat. Add the chicken. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, breaking into large chunks, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until no longer pink.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the vinegar, Worcestershire, honey, and hot-pepper sauce. Whisk to blend. Set aside.
Drain off any liquid that has accumulated in the pan. Add the onion, bell pepper, tomato sauce, chili sauce, chili powder, and the reserved vinegar mixture to the pan. Stir to blend. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce the heat so mixture simmers. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the mixture is thickend
Spoon the mixture equally onto the opened buns. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
If you're like me and want to add a little mayo to spread on the buns be sure to add the extra calories........45 for 1/2 Tablespoon of mayonnaise.
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