This diabetic apple chicken recipe is full of so much flavor! I love pecans in recipes. It gives the dish a crunch and a smoky taste. Again, this is another chicken recipe that is worth noting. :) Fix it and enjoy!
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup Uncle Ben's instant brown rice
1/2 cup finely-chopped unpeeled apple
1/4 cup chopped pecans
3 tbsp sliced green onions
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves = (abt 1 lb total)
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Recipe Instructions: 1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. In small saucepan, bring apple juice to a boil. Add rice, cover, reduce heat and simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in apple, pecans and green onions. Remove from heat.
2. Flatten each chicken breast to about 1/4-inch thickness by pounding between two pieces of waxed paper. Place 1/4 of rice mixture on each chicken breast. Roll up, tucking in edges. Secure with toothpicks.
3. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned; place in shallow baking pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
This recipe yields 4 servings.
Exchanges Per Serving: 1 1/2 Starch, 3 Meat, 1 Fat.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 319; Calories from fat 34%; Total Fat 12g; Saturated Fat 2g; Protein 28g; Carbohydrates 25g; Cholesterol 69mg; Sodium 62mg; Dietary Fiber 2g.
Cook's Tip: For this recipe, choose an apple variety that will retain its shape when cooked, such as Granny Smith, Golden Delicious or Jonathan.
Source:"Diabetic Cooking at http://www.diabeticcooking.com" S(Formatted for MC6):