On the light side maple-apple chicken

sherry monfils

By
@smonfils

I love this so simple, yet filling chicken dish. It has the sweetness from the syrup and the tartness of the apples. Great on it's own or serve with some plain rice with a handful of fresh cut herbs mixed into the rice!
Calories for 1 chicken breast and 2/3 cup sauce; 284
Fat: 3.8 grams
Carbs: 22.2 grams


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Serves:

4

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 c
apple juice
2-1/2 Tbsp
pure maple syrup
1 tsp
fresh thyme leaves
1 Tbsp
butter
2 large
grannysmith apples, peeled, cored, quartered, sliced
1/4 tsp
each, salt and pepper
1/4 tsp
cinnamon
thyme sprigs for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine chicken and next 3 ingredients in a lg plastic zip-lock bag. Seal bag and refrigerate for 30 mins to marinate.
2
Remove chicken from marinade, reserving marinade. Coat a lg skillet w/ cooking spray. Place skillet over med-high heat. Add chicken and cook on both sides for about 5-6 mins. Remove chicken from pan, set aside.
3
Melt butter in same skillet, over med-high heat. Add apple slices, saute for 5 mins. Add reserved marinade, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 mins, or until sauce is slightly reduced. Return chicken to skillet and cook until thoroughly heated through. Garnish w/ thyme sprigs.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Low Carb
Other Tags: Healthy, Heirloom