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Lite'n It Up Feature: Chicken Breasts With Mustard-Caper Sauce

Lite'n It Up Feature: Chicken Breasts With Mustard-Caper Sauce

I love browsing through the blogs in the Lite'n it Up Group when I need a new healthy recipe idea. User rlveronica recently posted this yummy recipe she found (and tried) in one my favorite magazines, Fitness.

To get the recipe yourself, and to see what she (and her parents) thought about it, just

Chicken Breasts with Mustard-Caper Sauce from rlveronica:

My parents didn't like it because:
1. I used cous cous instead of regular rice that they always eat
2. I didn't put any salt or olive oil in the cous cous so it would be that much healthier
3. It didn't make them "full" - see they think full is food coma or the -itis status

Whatever... me and my sister thought it was good!

Chicken Breasts with Mustard-Caper Sauce
Start to finish: 22 minutes
Makes: 6 servings

• 6 boneless, skinless chicken-breast halves (about 2 pounds total)
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
• 1 can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth
• 1/4 cup drained capers
• 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
• 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
• 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 4 1/2 cups cooked hot couscous

Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Place over medium-high heat. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Add to skillet; cook each side about 5 to 6 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove and keep warm.


Add broth, capers, rosemary, and thyme to skillet; cook over medium-high heat, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of skillet, for 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat; stir in the mustard and honey. Pour sauce over chicken and serve with couscous.

Nutrition facts per serving: 314 calories, 40g protein, 31g carbohydrate, 2g fat (1g saturated), 2g fiber


Yum, I can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for posting!

Do you have any healthy recipe ideas? Share them in the Lite'n it Up Group. You can also browse all the yummy recipes that other users have already shared—I'm eager to try the
southwestern stuffed acorn squash

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Francesca-Fiore Francesca-Fiore 9 years
Yum yum!! That recipe looks delicious, and I love couscous. The "my parents didn't like it because..." section totally made me laugh, because my parents are exactly the same way- if it isn't completely overwhelmed with salt and breading, they don't consider it a real meal! Glad I'm not alone on that one!
ma9321 ma9321 9 years
What's cous cous?
llendril llendril 9 years
love the recipe. nice post (and photos), rlveronica!
Bethany09 Bethany09 9 years
I usually drown my chicken in dijon mustard. It's a great low calorie flavoring!
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
This sounds delicious. I'm going to make it this week.
ktacce ktacce 9 years
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm cous cous
rlveronica rlveronica 9 years
You're welcome! :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Mmmm yum! That looks super good!
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