Monday, June 30, 2008

Healthy Recipe: Poached Chicken Breasts With Apples

This is a delicious recipe. It's fairly simple and it's even nice enough for company! It's from a Better Homes and Gardens New Dieter's Cookbook that we got years ago. It's also good this time of year because it doesn't use the oven.

Poached Chicken Breasts With Apples

1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider
1/2 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
Dash pepper
4 medium (12 oz. total) boned skinless chicken breast halves (Oops - I've always used boneless!)
1 medium apple, cored and thinly sliced ( I use a red or Fuji)
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 tablespoon water
1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

1. In a 10-in. skillet combine apple juice, bouillon granules, garlic, tarragon, and pepper. Bring to boiling. Add chicken breasts; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 7 minutes.

2. Turn chicken over; add apple slices and green onions. Cover and simmer 4 to 5 minutes more or till chicken is tender and no longer pink.

3. With a slotted spoon remove chicken and apples; keep warm. Reserve cooking liquid.

4. In a small bowl stir together the water and cornstarch. Stir into liquid in skillet. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Spoon over chicken and apples. Makes 4 servings.

182 cal., 3 g fat, ? fiber (approx. 4 pts)

Hope you get the chance to try this one out this week. Have a wonderful healthy week!


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