Maple-Apple Chicken Breasts

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

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Recipe Time

Cook Time:
Prep Time:
Other: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 284
  • Calories from fat: 12%
  • Fat: 3.8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 39.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 22.2g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 102mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 282mg
  • Calcium: 34mg

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. 1. Combine chicken and next 3 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal bag, and marinate chicken in refrigerator 30 minutes.
  2. 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. 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.
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