Chicken with Cider & Bacon Sauce

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Chicken with Cider & Bacon Sauce, a Healthy Choice. This dish is gluten free adaptable- see tips below the recipe…

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Chicken w/ Cider & Bacon Sauce

Yield: 4 servings (1 chicken breast & 2 Tablespoons sauce)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Rice is a good choice to tuck underneath the chicken and absorb some of those sauce juices too.

Ingredients:

4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 slices bacon, finely chopped
1/4 cup minced sweet onion
3/4 cup unsweetened apple cider
1/2 cup fat free, less-sodium chicken broth

Directions:

1. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap (or waxed paper); pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper.

2. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from the pan. Add chicken to drippings in pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan and tuck it inside some foil to keep warm.

3. Add onion to pan; saute 2 minutes or until tender, stirring constantly. Add cider and broth; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen any browned bits. Cook until broth mixture is reduced to 1/2 cup (about 5 minutes). Stir in cooked bacon; serve sauce over chicken.

Tips:

*If preparing this recipe as GLUTEN FREE, just make sure you are using brands of bacon and chicken broth that are designated as GF.

Nutritional Information- Serving Size: 1 chicken breast half & about 2 Tbsp. sauce
Calories 269, Fat 7.2g (sat 2.3g, mono 2.8g, poly 1g), Protein 41g, Carbohydrates 7g, Fiber .2g, Cholesterol 106mg, Iron 1.3mg, Sodium 412mg, Calcium 22mg

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 6 Old Points Program: 6

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Cooking Light- Way to Cook)