Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Diabetic Dish of the Week - Apple Glazed Chicken Bundles

This week's Diabetic Dish of the Week is Apple Glazed Chicken Bundles. Boneless Chicken stuffed with apple glazed, green onions, cranberries and spices. Spice up your Diabetic recipe collection with this delicious and healthy recipe. You can find this recipe on the CooksRecipes website and while there check out all the delicious and healthy recipes of all cuisines and tastes.     http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Apple Glazed Chicken Bundles

Baked skinless chicken breast stuffed to form a 'bundle' with apple glazed, green onions, cranberries and spices.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon stick butter or margarine
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
2 cups dried unseasoned package bread cubes
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup apple juice
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6-ounces each), pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
1 1/2 cups apple juice
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful**
Salt and ground black pepper to taste (optional)

Cooking Directions:

1 - Melt butter in small skillet. Add green onions. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes until tender. Place bread cubes and dried cranberries in medium size bowl. Stir in onion mixture.
2 - Heat combined 1/3 cup apple juice and 1/3 cup water to boiling. Stir into bread cube mixture until all cubes are moistened. Stir in 2 tablespoons Equal®, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper until combined.
3 - Lay chicken breasts on flat surface. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, if desired. Place 1/2 cup stuffing mixture in center of each chicken breast. Fold in sides of chicken to form a "bundle". Secure each with wooden picks.
4 - Place chicken bundles in shallow sprayed baking pan. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken and stuffing reach 160°F and chicken juices are clear when chicken is pierced with a fork.
5 - Meanwhile, combine 1 1/2 cups apple juice, 1/2 cup water, cornstarch and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Stir until smooth. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Boil and stir until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons Equal®. Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired. Spoon glaze over baked chicken. Serve warm.

Makes 4 servings.

*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener

**May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories 344, protein 41 g, carbohydrate 30 g, fat 6 g, cholesterol 107 mg, sodium 268 mg.


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