2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
1/4 teaspoon garlic-herb seasoning blend
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon capers, drained
3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
2 teaspoons cold water
Cook rice according to package directions. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch and the seasoning blend; sprinkle over chicken on both sides.
In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in oil. Remove and keep warm. Add mushrooms and onions to the pan; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add the vinegar, garlic and capers; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
Return chicken to the pan; carefully add the broth, bay leaf and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.
Combine the remaining cornstarch with the water until smooth; stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Discard bay leaf. Serve chicken and mushrooms with rice.
1 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup mushroom mixture and 1/2 cup rice : 354 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.