Maple-Apple Chicken Breast

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Ingredients
  • 24 ounce(s) chicken breast halves, 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless

  • 1/2 cup(s) juice, apple

  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, fresh

  • cooking spray

  • 1 tablespoon butter, light, stick

  • 2 large apple(s), Granny Smith, peeled, cored, quartered, and sliced

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, black ground, freshly ground

  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

  • sprig(s) thyme, fresh, optional

  • Preparation

Directions
  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.

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


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Calories
284
Saturated Fat
1.5g
Sodium
282mg
Dietary Fiber
1.5g
Total Fat
4g
Carbs
22g
Cholesterol
102mg
Protein
39.5g
Carb Choices
1.5

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