Diabetic-friendly, low-fat and low-sugar chicken braised in apple cider or juice and sage.
Butter-flavored vegetable cooking spray
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 4-ounces each)
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
2 medium Granny Smith apples, unpeeled, cored, sliced
6 green onions and tops, sliced
2/3 cup apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon crystals
1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage leaves
2/3 cup fat-free half-and-half or 2% milk
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 6 packets Equal® sweetener or 1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful™
Sage or parsley sprigs, as garnish
- Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Sauté chicken breasts until browned, 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Add apples, onions, apple cider, bouillon, and sage to skillet; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until chicken is tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove chicken and apples to serving platter.
- Continue simmering cider mixture until almost gone. Mix half-and-half, flour, and Equal® in glass measuring cup; pour into skillet. Heat to boiling; boil, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper; pour over chicken and apples. Garnish with sage.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): 240 cal., 29 g pro., 25 g carbo., 2 g fat, 66 mg chol., 676 mg sodium.
Food Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit, 3 1/2 lean meat.
Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.