*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.*
If 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.
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.
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)
1.3/4 cup fat free chicken broth
3. ¾ cup SPLENDA® Granulated Sugar
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
- Combine chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, honey, and splenda in a small bowl.
- Put on stove under low heat. Melt better completely.
- Add salt and pepper to chicken and sprinkle out. Then place flour is a small bowl and dip chicken into flour.
- 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.
- Once the chicken is cooked, remove the breasts from the pan (place in a dish).
- 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.
- Serve the sauce over the chicken. Enjoy
Be 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?
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I bake with Splenda, but I have never cooked with it. This dinner sounds amazing, though. I would love to try it.
This looks so good. Love how easy it is to make healthy choices by swapping sugar for splenda
Amber Edwards says
hmmmm, I love Balsamic chicken! I never thought to use splenda though. What a great twist!
tina thornton says
Yummy looks like a tasty meal yum
Scott @ SahmReviews.com says
We love balsamic and even have some 20+year aged stuff we use regularly. Never thought of using Splenda with it though!
Aisha Kristine Chong says
This seem tasty! I love to try this later for lunch!
I always use Splenda instead of sugar. I did not realize they offer Splenda flavors for coffee.
This looks so good! It would be great for diabetics! Thanks so much!
Ashley B. says
I’ve heard of using Splenda in baking and in drinks and such, but never for cooking a main meal. This recipe looks delicious!
Oh, this looks delicious! I’m sure my husband and daughter would love your balsamic chicken! Thanks for sharing!
MJ @The Flying Couponer says
I love balsamic chicken! I will definitely try this!
Tough Cookie Mommy says
I love that this chicken was sweetened with Splenda. It’s great for those of us who are watching our sugar intake.
Barbie's Beauty Bits says
Splenda, what a great idea! Now I’m hungry this late at night looking at this great food! Yum
Marielle Altenor says
Interesting recipe. I have not tried balsamic chicken using Splenda before.!
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.
Natasha Mairs says
I have never thought about cooking with splenda before, will have to try it
What a great way to use Splenda. I have never even thought to cook with it, but of course you could!! Very nice recipe too. 🙂
I’m making this tomorrow, but with real sugar because TJ would not be into Splenda. He is so fussy. mmmmmmm
That looks really good! We will have to try this out tonight!
Jennifer Wiliams 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.
Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says
Yum, that looks super delicious! I love balsamic.
That looks so juicy and delicious! I had no idea you could use Splenda in a chicken recipe.
Michelle H says
I enjoy Balsamic Chicken and this looks great. Glad you were able to substitute and make it a little better for you. Michelle
Nicole Williams says
This new… Splenda for cooking! I know about it being used for making drinks and baking. I will check out the recipes on their site.
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!
Christina Strapp says
I love making recipes with Balsamic and this one looks really good.