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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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Ingredients

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Directions

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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.

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  • 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.

Tips

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

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half and 1/2 cup spinach
312 calories; protein 30.2g; carbohydrates 46.1g; dietary fiber 4.6g; sugars 31.1g; fat 1.9g; saturated fat 0.4g; cholesterol 65.8mg; vitamin a iu 8535.8IU; vitamin c 33.9mg; folate 186.4mcg; calcium 121.3mg; iron 3.6mg; magnesium 105.1mg; potassium 874.8mg; sodium 554.6mg.

3 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1 other carb, 3 lean meat

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