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Spiced Chicken Breasts With Glazed Cinnamon Apples

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Serving Size: 3 ounces chicken and 6 apple wedges per serving

Spiced Chicken Breasts With Glazed Cinnamon Apples

Cooking spray
2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar and 1⁄4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar, divided use
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided use
1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
1⁄4 teaspoon salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, divided use
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded
11⁄2 teaspoons canola or corn oil and 1 tablespoon canola or corn oil, divided use
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
4 medium Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and each cut into 6 wedges
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly spray a 13X9X2-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon, the coriander, 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, and the pepper. Sprinkle over both sides of the chicken. Using your fingertips, gently press the mixture so it adheres to the chicken. Transfer the chicken to the pan. Brush the top of the chicken with 11⁄2 teaspoons oil. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the lemon juice, remaining 1⁄4 cup brown sugar, remaining 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon, remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add the apples, turning to coat. Place around the chicken.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center. Remove the pan from the oven. Leaving the oven on and the apples and pan juices in the pan, transfer the chicken to the center of a platter. Cover the platter to keep warm.
Using a spatula, turn the apples to coat with the pan juices. Return the apples to the oven.
Bake for 5 minutes, or until the apples are browned and tender and the pan juices have created a glaze. Spoon around the chicken.

Nutrients per Serving 3 ounces chicken and 6 apple wedges per serving Calories 335 Total Fat 8.5 g Saturated Fat 1.0 g Trans Fat 0.0 g Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0 g Monounsaturated Fat 4.0 g Cholesterol 73 mg Sodium 428 mg Carbohydrates 42 g Fiber 3 g Sugars 37 g Protein 25 g

Dietary Exchanges 11⁄2 fruit 11⁄2 other carbohydrate 3 lean meat

Recipe © 2012 American Heart Association
Photo © 2012 Publications International, Ltd.

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