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Lemon Chicken with Gravy

 Lemon Chicken with Gravy
Chicken tenders are nicely seasoned with tantalizing lemon and thyme flavor in this recipe from Shona Germino of Casa Grande, Arizona. "I like to serve it with brown rice,” she says.
4 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cold water
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

  • In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the first eight ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low for 2-1/2 hours. Add parsley and thyme; cover
  • and cook 30 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Remove chicken to a serving plate and keep warm. Transfer juices to a
  • small saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; add to
  • juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Serve with chicken and rice if desired. Yield: 4
  • servings.

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Lemon Chicken with Gravy (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 3 ounces cooked chicken with 3 tablespoons gravy (calculated without rice) equals 195 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 466 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.