Wednesday, July 02, 2008

WFMW: Two Five-Ingredient Recipes

Today's Works for Me Wednesday is a themed affair: recipes requiring five ingredients or less. My gosh, I hope Shannon never takes that post down; I could just start from the beginning of the 368 posts (at the time I'm writing this) and make a cookbook.

I thumbed through my recipes and found these two gems. They're both easy and family-pleasing. They're both the required five ingredients or less (minus the salt and pepper). They're both pretty cheap to make.

But there's one glaring difference: one wears angel wings and the other you will hate me for if you're currently dieting. No mystery which one is which:

Chicken Breast with Honey-Balsamic Glaze
From: Weight Watchers; 4 points

1 1/2 t. dried thyme
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. black pepper
1 t. olive oil
1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, four 4-oz. pieces
2 T. balsamic vinegar
2 T. honey

Combine the first three ingredients; sprinkle over both sides of chicken.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, cook 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.

Transfer chicken to a platter; keep warm. Reduce heat to medium-low; add vinegar and honey to pan. Simmer one minute or until glaze thickens; stir constantly. Pour glaze over chicken. Makes four servings. Really good served with rice.

Almost Candy Bars
From: A mom friend who brought these on our Branson trip. To. Die. For.

1 box devil's food cake mix
1 stick butter
1 bag chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi-sweet)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 c. chopped nuts

Blend butter and cake mix together until crumbly. Press into bottom of a jelly roll pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts evenly over the top. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until everything looks melty. You'll know! Remove from oven; let cool and cut into small squares. Makes a lot but not enough!


Heart of Wisdom said...

These both sound really good.

I think I have had these bark cookies.

Totallyscrappy said...

The chicken sounds company worthy and those cookies-slash-candies are sounding tempting!