Sugar Free (or not) Lemon Chicken Sauce

I have been meaning to share this for a while, but I wanted to try making it with Splenda instead of sugar first & it turned out AWESOME!  For a low calorie sugar free sauce with only 30 calories this can be made with Splenda or you can use regular sugar for 175 calories per nearly 1/2 cup serving.

Great healthy low calorie meal… 6 oz grilled or baked chicken… 187 calories, almost 1/2 cup lemon sauce… 30 calories & 3/4 cup brown or whole grain rice 240 calories.  So a yummy sweet filling meal for only 457 calories with only 4 grams of fat!

Sugar Free Lemon Chicken Sauce

This sauce is super easy to make & is great poured over grilled, pan fried, baked or breaded chicken! I guess it’s similar to the restaurant sauce from what I have been told (though I have never had it) Best served with cubed chicken & put over rice. May work nicely with pork or seafood as well! The nutrition info is for the sauce only!

Ingredients

    1 Cup Water
    3/8 Cup Lemon Juice (bottled is fine)
    1/8 Cup Lime Juice
    3/4 Cup Splenda (regular sugar works fine to but more calories)
    3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
    3 Drops Yellow Food Coloring (optional)

Directions

1. Put all your ingredients into your blender or food processor (I use my magic bullet!) and blend for a minute until cornstarch is completely dissolved! This can also be done with a bowl & whisk, I just find the appliance faster & easier.

2. Pour your now cloudy mixture into a sauce pan & put on the stove on medium high. You will want to gently whisk or stir it until it begins to boil. Once it gets hot enough to start bubbling it will thicken FAST! Continuing to stir over the heat for a minute until it has thickened up nicely~

If it is still too thin for your likely add a little more cornstarch but make sure to dissolve it in a little water first…. to thick? Slowly add little water.

Serves 4 almost 1/2 cup servings. Pour over your chicken & enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Serving Size: 1 serving

Amount Per Serving
Calories 29.6
Total Fat 0.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 45.4 mg
Potassium 32.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13.0 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 0.1 g

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One Response to “Sugar Free (or not) Lemon Chicken Sauce”

  1. Jennifer B September 15, 2009 at 6:32 am #5138

    Use Stevia – no chemicals & tastes excellent & no glycemic effect!

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