4 servings (serving size: 1 cup grits, 3 ounces chicken, and 1 1/2 teaspoons green onions)

Tired of the same dinnertime routine? Cheesy, creamy grits pair perfectly with savory chicken dish that’s brushed in an apple butter and spicy brown mustard glaze. Spicy Apple-Glazed Chick 'n' Grits makes for a unique and impressive 30-minute meal, and at just 371 calories, you won’t have to feel bad about going in for seconds. Apple butter can be hard to find in small jars, but it will keep in the refrigerator for over a year once opened. This is a meal the whole family will love.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to a 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Place the chicken breasts in a baking pan coated with cooking spray.

Step 3

Combine the apple butter, mustard, salt, red pepper, and black pepper, brush over chicken. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Cut the chicken into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

Step 4

Spoon the Gorgonzola Cheese Grits into each of 4 shallow serving bowls. Top with chicken, and sprinkle with green onions.

Step 5

Totals include Gorgonzola Cheese Grits.

Chef's Notes

This dish would pair well with collard greens, maple bacon or balsamic-glazed brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes or even butternut squash. You could also serve it with a light, green salad.

Ratings & Reviews

segan101's Review

February 12, 2015
Grits were delicious. Although family liked the chicken, I thought it a little bland with the grits. Would like to try something more savory with grits, like beef.

RobinS's Review

February 24, 2015
Delicious, easy, and low calorie. Total win!

sukeedog's Review

September 01, 2013

rstarrlemaitre's Review

January 17, 2013
The grits are fantastic, especially if you love blue cheese. Creamy and perfect on a winter night. The glaze was dominated by the mustard and red pepper, and lives up to its "spicy" name, but I would definitely use double the apple butter and half the mustard next time. I also think, since both components of the dish are so strong flavored, I would serve them separately next time.

Jan021's Review

September 27, 2012
One of our favorite recipes. Have made it numerous times for guests...always to rave reviews.

Kimisu's Review

May 10, 2011
Was a little skeptical about using the apple butter, but the combination with the gorgonzola grits was great. The kids were less enthusiastic about the grits - not big fans of gorgonzola - but they ate up the chicken. Even my non-grits-eating hubby enjoyed the new flavors.