A hearty portion of chicken and seasoned apples anchor this filling, low-fat meal. For added color on the plate, include pan-seared Brussels sprouts enlivened with balsamic vinegar. (Serves 4)

Chicken Thighs with Roasted Apples and Garlic

Credit: Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

Browned Brussels sprouts Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts (trimmed and halved) 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 3 thinly sliced garlic cloves; cook 15 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, cook one minute.

Dinner rolls 


Total time: 43 minutes

1. While oven heats for chicken:
• Prepare apple mixture.
• Skin chicken thighs.

2. While chicken roasts:
• Prepare and cook Brussels sprouts.
• Warm dinner rolls.