Creamy Chicken Dijon has a rich-tasting sauce makes this an extra special chicken recipe. It is liable to become a family favorite, and it’s definitely a good choice for company.

creamy chicken dijonPrep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min microwave; 25 min oven
Ready In: 20 to 45 min

Servings: 4

Ingredients
3 tbsp light Mayonnaise
2 tbsp fat-free Plain Yogurt
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp Honey or the equivalent in artificial sweetener
1 lb skinless, boneless Chicken Breasts
1 tsp dried Parsley

Directions
Mix mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard, and honey to make the sauce. Set aside. Follow the directions for microwave or conventional oven.
MICROWAVE: Arrange chicken in a microwave-safe dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Cover, venting the lid, and cook on high for 6 to 8 minutes, rotating 1/4 turn halfway through cooking time. The time will vary depending on the thickness of the chicken. Drain the liquid, reserving 3 tablespoons. Mix the 3 tablespoons of reserved liquid with the sauce and pour over the chicken. Sprinkle with parsley. Cover and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink and the sauce is heated.
CONVENTIONAL: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange chicken in an 8-inch x 8-inch pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake chicken, covered, for 20 minutes. Drain the liquid, reserving 3 tablespoons. Mix the 3 tablespoons of reserved liquid with the sauce and pour over the chicken. Sprinkle with parsley. Return to oven for 5 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink and the sauce is heated.

Tips & Notes
Chicken is a rich source of dietary protein, required to perform a number of vital functions in the body. Protein is also found to be essential for maintaining bone density and preventing osteoporosis. Chicken is widely used for consumption all over the world. Besides being rich in protein, it also contains many essential vitamins and minerals.
Chicken provides you with vitamins, minerals and proteins. Chicken also is low in fats. More than half of the fats are unsaturated fats that help in lowering cholesterol.
Chicken is rich in vitamin B6, which is required for carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism, production of red blood cells and also for strengthening the immune system. Chicken can provide you almost 36 percent of the total daily requirement of vitamin B6. Besides, chicken can also provide almost 72 percent of the total daily requirement of another important vitamin niacin or vitamin B3. It is required for metabolism of food.
Chicken provides you with almost 40% of your daily requirement of selenium. Selenium is supposed to have antioxidant property that can protect you from the damage caused by the harmful free radicals. It also boosts the immune system and ensures normal functioning of thyroid gland.
Chicken also provides a sufficient amount of phosphorus, which is essential for the formation as well as maintenance of teeth and bones, protein synthesis and growth as also, the repair and maintenance of muscle tissues. Phosphorus content of chicken is substantial and it can meet almost 36 percent of daily requirement. Phosphorus, along with vitamin B6, can facilitate the functions of kidney and nervous system.
Chicken provides potassium that is required by the body. Four ounces of chicken contains around 300 milligrams of potassium. It also provides the body with some amino acids that are not manufactured by the body itself, known as essential amino acids. It is a source of zinc, which is utilized in hormone formation by the body.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 174
Total Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 70mg
Sodium: 200mg
Total Carbohydrates: 3g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 26g

Source: DiabetesCare.net
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