Lemon Chicken and Rice


1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large carrot, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can chicken broth
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
1 1/2 cup uncooked instant rice
1 cup frozen peas


In a skillet, cook the first 4 ingredients in butter for 5 to 7 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. In a bowl combine cornstarch, broth, lemon juice and salt if desired until smooth. Add to skillet and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add rice and peas. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Serves 6.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving (prepared with reduced-fat margarine and low sodium chicken broth and w/o salt) equals: 235 calories, 156 mg sodium, 43 mg cholesterol, 27 gm carbohydrate, 20 gm protein, 5 gm fat Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 1/2 starch. 1 vegetable