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Chicken with Green Olives & Prunes

Fall 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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The delicious combination of sweet, tart and savory flavors makes a simple dish the star of a weeknight meal. Serve with whole-wheat couscous, to soak up the tasty sauce.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I loved this! Used green olives with pimentos instead of plain. Excellent!! "
Chicken with Green Olives & Prunes Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted green olives, such as Spanish, Cerignola or cracked green
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted prunes, (dried plums)
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Add broth and vinegar to the pan; bring to a simmer, stirring. Add olives, prunes and pepper; reduce heat to low. Cover and cook until the chicken is tender and no longer pink in the center, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate. Spoon sauce over the chicken and serve.

Nutrition

Per serving: 224 calories; 8 g fat (2 g sat, 2 g mono); 118 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 29 g protein; 1 g fiber; 394 mg sodium; 454 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (20% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 4 lean meat



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