Well I am not going to lie to you. This Skinny-ish Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken Bake dish has calories, cheese, and carbs (if you care about that sort of thing). That is why I did not want to use the word ‘skinny’. Instead I am going to say this dish is ‘skinny-ish’. What is the difference between ‘skinny’ and ‘skinny-ish’? Well, I’ll give you my point of view.
When the word “skinny” is used as an adjective to describe a dish or food of any kind, it suggests that the food has fewer calories, carbs, and/or sugars. This in turn makes us feel that we are eating something that is healthier. Hence, in my opinion when something is “skinny” it is necessarily healthy, it is just lower in stuff that makes us gain weight. Now for something to be ‘skinny-ish’ ( I made that term up myself) that means it isn’t healthy or ‘skinny’. It’s somewhere between the two. This dish still has some ingredients that aren’t great, but I didn’t cut it down enough to make it ‘skinny’. Therefore, its ‘skinny-ish’. Make sense?
The best part of this dish ( and I must take full credit for) instead of baking or roast some boneless chicken breast, which can be boring, I bought a store-bought Rotisserie Chicken, pulled it apart, diced it into chunks, and used that in this dish. What I love about Rotisserie Chicken is that flavor! It has boat loads of flavor! When baked chicken….well..let’s just say it’s not as fun to eat. However, if you don’t have the ability or like Rotisserie Chicken, you can bake 5-6 chicken breast and that should work out just fine. In any case, I am sure you guys are over listening to me rambling about what’s ‘skinny’ and not so skinny. You will love this Skinny-ish Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken Bake Dish. It is super easy and quick to cook and it works for the entire family. Let me know what you think!Print