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Chicken with Berry Wine Sauce Recipe
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Chicken with Berry Wine Sauce Recipe

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We like to use Little Red Dress brand merlot in this chicken recipe to bring out the flavor of the berries. —Elizabeth Wright, Raleigh, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup merlot or red grape juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 251 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 378 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the strawberries, raspberries, merlot and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.
  3. Serve with berry sauce; garnish with basil. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Berry Wine Sauce in Healthy Cooking August/September 2011, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 251 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 378 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jun. 14, 2012

This was absolutely delicious! So simple and easy to make.

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

I didn't have any raspberries so I used fresh blueberries. It was absolutely delicious!!

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