Italian Drunken Noodles!!
8 oz wide rice noodles (use whole grain for added fiber)
1 tablespoon olive oil (use it sparingly)
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, tofu, or shrimp (use lean protein and adjust the quantity to fit your dietary preferences)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari
2 tablespoons white wine or rice vinegar
1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (adjust for your preferred level of spiciness)
1 tablespoon fresh basil or cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: Grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese for serving (be mindful of portion sizes for WW points)
Cook the wide rice noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet or wok, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, tofu, or shrimp and cook until it’s cooked through. If you’re using chicken or shrimp, this typically takes 4-6 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
In the same skillet, add the minced garlic, red and yellow bell peppers, broccoli, and cherry tomatoes. Sauté the vegetables for about 5 minutes or until they start to soften.
In a small bowl, mix the chicken or vegetable broth, soy sauce, white wine or rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Pour this sauce over the sautéed vegetables and stir well.
Add the cooked noodles and cooked protein back to the skillet. Toss everything together, ensuring the sauce coats the noodles and ingredients evenly.
Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat everything through.
Season with salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with fresh basil or cilantro.
Serve hot, optionally with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese. Be mindful of portion sizes to stay within your Weight Watchers points.
Remember that Weight Watchers points may vary depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used, so it’s a good idea to calculate the points based on your actual recipe.