Preparation / Directions:
TO SEASON CHICKEN: Combine seasoning mix ingredients in small bowl. Sprinkle all surfaces of chicken evenly with 2 teaspoons seasoning mix. Rub it in well. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup apple juice. Set aside.
Preheat heavy 10-inch skillet, preferably non-stick, over high heat to 350 degrees for about 4 minutes. Place 4 chicken breasts in skillet. Lower heat to medium. Brown for at least 1 minute per side. Remove chicken. Brown 4 more. Set all the chicken aside.
Return heat to high. Stir in 1/2 cup stock, scraping bottom of skillet to clear it of all browned bits. Add onions and remaining seasoning mix. Stir. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until all liquid evaporates. Stir in 1/4 of lemon juice. Scrape bottom of skillet again to clear it. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until liquid evaporates. Add 1/2 cup apple juice. Clear bottom and side of skillet. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until about half of the liquid evaporates.
Stir in remaining 1 cup of stock, the 1/4 cup lemon juice and the 1/4 cup apple juice. Bring to a boil (will take 2 to 3 minutes), whisk in the cornstarch-apple juice mixture, and return to a boil. Return the chicken to the skillet, lower the heat to medium, and cook until the chicken is done all the way through, about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, remove the chicken, and if desired, whisk in the artificial sweetener.
Makes 4 servings.