Peppered Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Peppered Chicken Breasts Recipe

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Black pepper is prominent in this succulent baked entree from Jill Morzillo of Louisville, Kentucky. Yet it doesn't overpower the tender chicken flavor or the creamy mustard sauce. "It's easy to make yet elegant," Jill says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white grape juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Minced chives

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat sour cream) equals 194 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 513 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch


  1. Rub chicken with oil; sprinkle with pepper and salt. Place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 15-20 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cornstarch and sour cream until smooth; set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the broth, grape juice and onions. Bring to a boil; cook for 4-5 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1 cup. Gradually whisk in the sour cream mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in mustard until blended. Serve over chicken. Sprinkle with chives. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Peppered Chicken Breasts in Taste of Home April/May 2005, p59

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 May. 1, 2016

"I made the sauce in this recipe to top some chicken breast meat from a whole chicken I had cooked in the slow cooker. I added the 2 teaspoons of pepper to the sour cream mixture and substituted dry vermouth for the apple juice. Tossed the chunks of cooked chicken with the sauce, and served it sprinkled with chives. Delicious! It's on my keeper list!!!! I would use the sauce on other food like steamed vegetables and potatoes!"

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"Made this tonight and loved the sauce. I left out the onion. It wasn't needed. The sauce was fantastic without it. Little to much pepper, but that's a to each, his own thing. I will make this again, but with less pepper."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"Have made this over and over. I never seem to have white grape juice on hand so I substitute white cooking wine and also don't use quite as much pepper, personal preference. Always tastes great. Son-in-law thinks its super."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"Husband and I both love this and I made if for a family gathering. Everyone who tried it liked it and my son is a very finicky eater. Will fix again and again."

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"I and my husband LOVED this. I used white wine in lieu of grape juice. It was pepper perfect. Thanks"

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