Balsamic Chicken Recipe using SPLENDA® Sweetener! #SweetSwaps

*This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.*

Balsamic ChickenIf all goes as planned, I love to make at least 4-5 home cooked meals a week in my household, along with a few desserts. In my household though, I am very particular what we eat. I like to make smart choices for healthy living. One way, I am doing this is by substituting my usual sugar that is called for in recipes for SPLENDA® . I find when I do this, not only do my dishes taste just as the same when I use loads of unhealthy sugar, but I am cutting down the calories and increasing the nutritional value in my recipes.Balsamic Chicken

If you are a sugar lover, trust me you will love the taste of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener!  The SPLENDA® Brand is helping all of us dish out 365 ways to swap sugar for SPLENDA® Sweetener Products. You can visit SweetSwaps now for tips and recipes to help you save calories from added sugar all year long. I have spent plenty of time on their site and it has helped me create so many wonderful recipes, along with those great tips to help me save calories.Balsamic Chicken

While I have made numerous recipes over the years using Splenda, I thought I share my favorite one titled Balsamic Chicken. My mother in law actually gave me this recipe for my shower many years ago and I continue to make it every single week. My whole family is a huge fan of this recipe and by simply making the switch from sugar to SPLENDA® Granulated Sugar, I am able to make a meal to accompany our lifestyle of healthy living. I made this recipe healthier by simply using 3/4 cup of SPLENDA® Granulated Sugar, instead of 1 1/4 cup of sugar that the recipe called for. I can use much less of the SPLENDA® than the unhealthy sugar which is a win-win for me!

 

Balsamic Chicken- makes 4 servings (each serving is 1-4 oz. chicken breast)

Ingredients:Balsamic Chicken

1.3/4 cup fat free chicken broth

2. ½ cup balsamic vinegarBalsamic Chicken

3. ¾ cup SPLENDA® Granulated SugarBalsamic Chicken

4. ½ teaspoon honey

5. 2 TBLS I can’t believe it’s not butter

6. 4 (4-5 oz.) boneless chicken breasts

7.pinch of salt

8.  ¼ teaspoon black pepper

9. 3-4 garlic gloves cut up

10. 1/3 cup flour

Directions:

  1. Combine chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, honey, and splenda in a small bowl.
  2. Put on stove under low heat. Melt better completely.
  3.  Add salt and pepper to chicken and sprinkle out. Then place flour is a small bowl and dip chicken into flour.Balsamic Chicken
  4. Transfer chicken to stove and put into cooked butter. Turn to medium heat. Wait until chicken is golden about 4-5 minutes or so, and then flip the chicken over and cook 4-5 minutes on the other side.Balsamic Chicken
  5. Once the chicken is cooked, remove the breasts from the pan (place in a dish).
  6. Sauté the garlic cloves back in the original pan.  Add the mixture from #1 into the pan.  This will make your sauce. Bring sauce to a boil and allow to cool.
  7. Serve the sauce over the chicken. Enjoy

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Balsamic ChickenBe sure to check out SweetSwaps for other great recipes and begin a journey to healthy living with healthier food choices! Have you tried baking/cooking with Splenda?

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Comments

  1. says

    I make a chicken very similar and it is absolutely delicious. I will try the Splenda next time instead of the sugar to make it healthier.

  2. says

    That looks amazing, I have never made Balsamic Chicken, I was always afraid I would not like it. That looks amazing though so I think I will give your recipe which looks pretty easy a try. I love the no calorie sweetener, that is a great idea to keep it a healthier dish.

  3. Julie Wood says

    Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe that I can make my Dad who is diabetic. This looks so delicious! I have everything except the garlic to make this recipe. We love Balsamic vinegar in our food. Thanks for sharing!

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