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Maple-Apple Chicken Breasts

Oxmoor House
Prep time 11 mins
Cook time 23 mins
Other time 30 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 2/3 cup apple mixture)
Be sure to use pure maple syrup, not pancake syrup, for a richer maple flavor.

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon light stick butter
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, quartered, and sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Thyme sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 284
  • caloriesfromfat 12 %
  • fat 3.8 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • protein 39.6 g
  • carbohydrate 22.2 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 102 mg
  • iron 1.6 mg
  • sodium 282 mg
  • calcium 34 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine chicken and next 3 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal bag, and marinate chicken in refrigerator 30 minutes.

  2. Remove chicken from marinade, reserving marinade. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken; cook 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan, and set aside.

  3. Melt butter in pan over medium-high heat. Add apples; sauté 4 minutes. Add reserved marinade, salt, pepper, and cinnamon; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until reduced slightly. Return chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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