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 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. Saute chicken breasts until
browned, 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Season to taste with salt
- 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
Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Information Per Serving: 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
Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation
® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.
for more information on the artificial sweetner Aspartame.