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Apple Chicken and Rice

 Apple Chicken and Rice
"The first time we tried this lightly sweet chicken, I knew I's be making it for a long time to come," says Nadene MacLeod of Springfield, Massachusetts. "I serve it with a salad and bread."
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 package (6 ounces) chicken-flavored rice mix
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook chicken in 1 tablespoon butter until juices
  • run clear; remove and keep warm. Set seasoning packet from rice mix
  • aside. In the same skillet, saute rice mix in remaining butter for 5
  • minutes or until golden brown.
  • Add the water, broth, apple juice, apple, mushrooms, onion,
  • cranberries and contents of rice seasoning packet; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is
  • tender, stirring occasionally. Return chicken to the pan; heat
  • through. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts:Nutritional Analysis: One 1-1/4 cup serving (prepared with reduced-sodium broth) equals 391 calories 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 818 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber,

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Nutritional Facts: 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fruit.