A drizzling of lemon scented apple jelly glazes the chicken during broiling and lightly sweetens the braised spinach in this recipe. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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  • For glaze, in a small microwave-safe bowl combine apple jelly, soy sauce, thyme, lemon peel, and ginger. Microwave, uncovered, on 100% power (high) for 60 to 90 seconds or just until jelly is melted, stirring once. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the glaze.

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, turning once halfway through the broiling time and brushing with the remaining glaze during the last 5 minutes of broiling. Discard remainder of glazed used as a brush-on.

  • Meanwhile, coat an unheated large nonstick saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium heat. Add apple, onion, and garlic to hot saucepan; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Stir in the reserved 2 tablespoons glaze; bring to boiling. Add spinach; toss just until wilted.

  • To serve, slice each chicken breast half crosswise into 6 to 8 pieces. Divide spinach mixture between 2 dinner plates. Top with sliced chicken.


Tip: You can substitute 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (crushed) for 2 teaspoons fresh.

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; total fat 1.9g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.4g; cholesterol 66mg 22% DV; sodium 555mg 22% DV; potassium 875mg 25% DV; carbohydrates 46.1g 15% DV; fiber 4.6g 19% DV; sugar 31g; protein 30.2g 60% DV; exchange other carbs 3; vitamin a iu 8536IU; vitamin c 34mg; folate 186mcg; calcium 121mg; iron 4mg; magnesium 105mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
I didn't double the glaze but did add more and it was fantastic. Have made this several times now and its pretty regular around my house. Nice easy and healthy. Served it on a bed of spinach to boost the health factor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I also doubled the glaze. I didn't have fresh ginger so I used ground ginger. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I doubled the amounts for the glaze because I always like extra sauce but this recipe is perfect!! Its sweet and definetely one of my favorites. Its quick and easy to make. I served it with mashed carrotts and a little rice. Read More