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Chicken Cacciatore with Veggies

This is a super healthy, LOW WW POINTS version of Chicken Cacciatore I made up myself and OMG - it's good!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Chicken, Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 - 4 Boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 Red pepper julienned
  • 1-2 Summer yellow squash Patty pan, or other large yellow squash, sliced into 4-8 pieces
  • 1 Large carrot Sliced at an angle for long pieces
  • 1 Can whole plum tomatoes San Marzano are the best
  • 1 Garlic scapes Chopped into 1/4" pieces, or 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 4 tbsp Ricotta cheese
  • 4 tbsp Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp Mom's Gourmet "Ciao Down" italian seasoning Or mix basil, garlic, fennel, anise, oregano, thyme, black pepper together
  • 2 tbsp Fennel powder
  • 1/2 c White wine
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Add a bit of olive oil to a pan and heat
  • Coat and marinate chicken with Ciao Down spices and olive oil
  • Add chicken to hot plan and let it sear and cook. Flip once cooked to the other side.
  • Julienne peppers, carrots and add to pan.
  • Add garlic scapes or garlic and mix
  • Slice patty pan squash to get large wide pieces. Remove chicken and add squash. Brown on both sides.
  • Add wine to the pan and deglaze to get all the browned bits.
  • Add chicken back and place on top of the squash.
  • Add the can of tomatoes and squish some of them.
  • Add more Ciao Down seasoning and lots of fennel powder. Add salt and pepper as well.
  • Top each piece of chicken with 1 tablespoon of ricotta cheese and spoon some of the sauce on top of the cheese.
  • Sprinkle with a bit of grated pecorino romano cheese. Leave a few larger bite-sized chunks in the pan as well.

Notes

This is only an 8-point WW meal when you have 5 oz of chicken!
5 oz chicken: 3 points
1 oz ricotta cheese: 2 points
3/4 oz pecorino romano cheese: 3 points