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Nutrition Facts

Calories 282
  Calories from Fat 87 (31%)
(15%)Total Fat 10g
(22%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(35%)Cholesterol 106mg
(8%)Sodium 196mg
(22%)Potassium 772mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
(7%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(63%)Protein 31g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Chicken with Rhubarb Sauce


  • 2 Tbs cold unsalted butter, divided

  • 2 thin rhubarb stalks, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 small carrot, thinly sliced

  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

  • 1/3 cup dry white wine

  • 1 cup blueberry juice

  • 11/4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 cups steamed spinach, optional

  • 1/4 cup defrosted frozen wild blueberries, for garnish

The rosy sauce for this dish is enhanced by layers of flavor created by reducing wine with aromatics, then blueberry juice, and finishing it with butter.


  • Preheat the grill or a grill pan on top of the stove.
  • In a medium, deep saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium high heat. Stir in the rhubarb, carrot, onion, and shallot and cook until they are soft and moist, 5 minutes. Add the wine and boil until the liquid is reduced by half, about 8 minutes. Pour in the blueberry juice. Boil until the vegetables are soft and there is 1 cup of sauce, about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, season the chicken with salt and pepper and grill it. Set the grilled chicken on a plate and cover it loosely with foil to keep warm.
  • In a blender, purée the rhubarb mixture. Whirl in the remaining butter, cut in pieces. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • To serve, cover the centers of 4 dinner plates with equal amounts of the sauce. If using, make a bed of spinach on each plate. Slice the chicken and arrange equal portions of chicken over the spinach or on the sauce on each plate. Sprinkle on the wild blueberries and serve.

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