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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light December 2001


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Recipe Summary

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


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

371 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 12.4g; saturated fat 6.2g; mono fat 3.3g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 41.8g; carbohydrates 21.5g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 94mg; iron 6.8mg; sodium 1209mg; calcium 190mg.