A flavorful creamy sauce makes these simple chicken breasts extra-special. Serve with a salad of fresh arugula tossed with red onion, toasted pine nuts and light red-wine vinaigrette.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add oil; heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts; cook in hot oil about 12 minutes or until golden brown, turning once halfway through cooking time. Cover; cook about 20 minutes more or until no longer pink (170 degrees F), turning once halfway through cooking time. Remove chicken from skillet; cover with foil and keep warm.

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  • In a small bowl stir together chicken broth, lemon juice, the 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme or the dried thyme, the salt, and pepper. Pour broth mixture into the drippings in the hot skillet, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Add cream cheese; whisk until smooth and heated through. Serve over cooked chicken breasts. If desired, garnish with additional fresh thyme and/or lemon wedges or twists.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; protein 48.5g 97% DV; carbohydrates 1.2g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 0.7g; fat 12g 19% DV; saturated fat 3.4g 17% DV; cholesterol 151.7mg 51% DV; vitamin a iu 174.5IU 4% DV; vitamin c 5.3mg 9% DV; folate 12.9mcg 3% DV; calcium 29.5mg 3% DV; iron 0.8mg 5% DV; magnesium 45.4mg 16% DV; potassium 698.2mg 20% DV; sodium 360mg 14% DV.