Creamy Basil-Rosemary Chicken and Rice

Creamy Basil-Rosemary Chicken and Rice

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

The secret ingredient is the onion...it provides a rich flavor and makes the texture creamier as the onions soften.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1½ cups chopped onions (3 medium)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery (2 stalks)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup instant brown rice
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 4 ounces light semi-soft cheese with garlic and fine herbs
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup snipped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Snipped fresh basil (optional)
  • Snipped fresh rosemary (optional)

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  1. In a medium nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add onions; cook about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Stir in celery; cook about 4 minutes more or until celery is tender. Stir in broth and rice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Stir in chicken, cheese, the water, and garlic; heat through, stirring occasionally. Stir in the ¼ cup basil, the 1 tablespoon rosemary, and the salt. If desired, sprinkle with additional basil and/or rosemary.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 294 calories; 10 g fat(5 g sat); 3 g fiber; 21 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 29 mcg folate; 80 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 588 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 71 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 559 mg sodium; 434 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean protein, 1 starch, 1 vegetables, ½ fat

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