(Adapted from April 2008 edition of Cooking Light)

This entrée features a sweet – tart sauce of pomegranate juice thickened with ground walnuts. Yield 8 servings.

Ingredients

1 cup walnuts, toasted

8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Sea Salt

Pepper

Cooking spray

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

1 cup FruitFast Pomegranate Juice Concentrate

1 Tablespoon tomato paste

2 tsp sugar

1/8 tsp saffron threads, crushed

Dash of ground cinnamon

Instructions

Toast walnuts on a cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven until browned (10-15 minutes). Cool completely then place walnuts in a food processor; process until finely ground. Set aside.

 

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Lightly salt and pepper chicken and add half of the chicken to the pan. Cook for 4 minutes each side. Remove from the pan and repeat with remaining chicken. Set aside. Combine FruitFast Pomegranate Juice Concentrate and dry white wine in a bowl. Stir until well-blended. Re-coat the pan with cooking spray or use a small amount of butter. Add onion and garlic to the pan; sauté for 3 minutes. Add ground walnuts, broth, FruitFast Pomegranate Juice Concentrate and wine mixture, tomato paste, sugar, saffron threads and cinnamon. Stir with a whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil and simmer until reduced to 1 and 1/2 cups (about 15 minutes) stirring occasionally. Return the chicken to the pan; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve over rice.


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