Maple-Apple Chicken Breasts

Maple-Apple Chicken Breasts Recipe
Oxmoor House
Be sure to use pure maple syrup, not pancake syrup, for a richer maple flavor.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 2/3 cup apple mixture)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 11 Minutes
Cook: 23 Minutes
Other: 30 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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)

Preparation

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.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Jennifer Cofield,

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

September 2006
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