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Old 05-07-2003, 06:23 AM
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Sweet & Spicy Chicken or Turkey (LF/Diabetic)

Originally posted by Jeannie in April 2003 WFD

Sweet and Spicy Chicken or Turkey..

Good for Diabetic or low calorie ...


1 8-ounce whole turkey tenderloin(s) or chicken breast
1/4 cup apple juice
2 tablespoons bottled hoisin sauce
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash ground red pepper
1/2 cup red, green, and/or yellow sweet pepper cut into thin bite-size strips
1 small onion(s), cut into thin wedges
1 tablespon cooking oil
3 tablespoons cold water
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 small apple(s) or pear(s), peeled (if desired), cored, and cut into wedges


1. Cut each turkey tenderloin/ chicken breast in half horizontally to form two 1/2-inch steaks; set aside. In a small bowl stir together apple juice, hoisin sauce, ginger, salt, and ground red pepper; set aside.
2. In a large nonstick skillet cook sweet pepper strips and onion wedges in hot oil over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until nearly tender. Remove vegetables, reserving oil in skillet. Add turkey to oil in skillet. Cook about 4 minutes or until brown, turning once.
3. Return cooked vegetables to skillet. Add apple juice mixture. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until turkey is done (170 degree F).
4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer turkey/chicken and vegetables to a serving platter, reserving liquid in skillet. Cover and keep warm.
5. Combine water and cornstarch; add to liquid in skillet. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add apple. Cook, covered, about 3 minutes more or just until apple is slightly softened. Spoon apple mixture over turkey/chicken and vegetables. Makes 2 servings.

Nutritional facts per serving

calories: 288 , total fat: 9g , saturated fat: 1g , cholesterol: 70mg , sodium: 367mg , carbohydrate: 23g , total sugar: 15g , fiber: 3g , protein: 29g , vitamin C: 107% , calcium: 4% , iron: 11% , fruit: 1diabetic exchange , vegetables: 1diabetic exchange , very lean meat: 4diabetic exchange , fat: 1.5diabetic exchange
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