Recipes For Citrus Glazed Chicken and Sausage and Pear Stuffing

Here is a quick, healthy recipe for chicken breasts that is sure to become a family favorite. You'll love it because it is quick, easy, healthy, and economical. The citrus glaze gives the chicken breasts just a little extra twist. For a different side dish, try the sausage, pear stuffing. Made with whole-wheat bread and a pear, it is sure to become one of your favorite stuffing recipes. Add a salad and you have a quick, hearty meal for your family. Make this one of those sit-down family dinners that I always recommend.


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
3 tbsp orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 tbsp Splenda or Equal Sugar-Lite
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp chives, chopped
1 tbsp fresh parsley, stemmed and chopped
1/4 cup sliced almonds, roasted

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place chicken breasts on foil-lined baking sheet. Brush with 1 tbsp orange juice concentrate. Bake 15-20 minutes until cook ed through.

Place remaining juice concentrate, lemon juice and broth in a small saucepan. Blend Splenda/Equal and cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into juice mixture in saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat and simmer 8 to 10 minutes until sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat and whisk butter into the sauce. Add chives and parsley. Pour over the chicken breasts then top with the almonds.


2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups whole-grain bread cubes
1 lb mild sausage
1/2 low-sodium chicken broth
4 celery stalks, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 Bosc pear, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp chopped fresh sage
1 large egg, lightly beaten or 1/4 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick vegetable oil spray.

Place bread crumbs in a large mixing bowl. Cook sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Drain well in a colander then add to bread crumbs in bowl. Put olive oil into a skillet, heat and add celery and onion. Cook until softened. Add pear and sage, cook 2 minutes longer. Put vegetable/pear mixture into bowl with bread and sausage. Add egg and stir to combine. Add broth, parsley, salt and pepper; mix well. Spread mixture into baking dish. Bake until top is crispy and stuffing is heated through, approximately 1/2 hour.

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