YUMM! Roast Chicken with Balsamic Bell Peppers and Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes #fitfam

roast-chicken-with-balsamic-bell-peppersIt’s mid-week don’t let the steam is flow out, keep the momentum with a  certified YUMM! meal! Roast Chicken with Balsamic Bell Peppers is DELISH and healthy!

Ingredients

5/8 teaspoon salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Cooking spray
2 cups thinly sliced red bell pepper
1 cup thinly sliced yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots (about 1 large)
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 450°.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Combine 1/2 teaspoon salt, fennel seeds, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, garlic powder, and oregano. Brush chicken with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil; sprinkle spice rub over chicken. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes or until browned. Turn chicken over; cook 1 minute. Arrange chicken in an 11 x 7–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until done.

3. Heat remaining olive oil over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, shallots, and rosemary; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in broth, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high. Stir in vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve bell pepper mixture over chicken.

Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

1 pound cubed peeled Yukon gold potatoes
1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation

Place ­potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Drain. Return the potatoes to pan. Add milk, mascarpone cheese, and salt. Mash to desired consistency.

(recipe: MyRecipes.com)

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