Apple- Thyme Chicken

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Simple, Family-Friendly Dinner.

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Apple- Thyme Chicken

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Apples and balsamic pair nicely to make this very flavorful chicken dish...

Ingredients:

4 large boneless skinless breasts (about 2 pounds)
butter flavored cooking spray
salt & pepper to taste
1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored & thinly sliced
1 minced shallot
1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray 9x13" dish with cooking spray.

2. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place in a single layer in the prepared dish.

3. Arrange apple slices over and around chicken. Sprinkle with shallot and thyme; pour balsamic vinegar on top.

4. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until chicken is opaque throughout; cut to test.

5. Arrange chicken on platter and spoon apples and juices on top. Garnish with fresh thyme, if desired. Serve immediately.

Tips:

*1 teaspoon dried thyme may be substituted for 1 Tablespoon fresh.
*Pounding out the chicken breasts so that they're a bit more even in thickness assures more even cooking.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 chicken breast
Calories per serving: 270
Fat per serving: 3g
Saturated Fat per serving: .75g
Sugar per serving: 3.25g
Fiber per serving: .75g
Protein per serving: 52.5g
Cholesterol per serving: 131mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 5.7g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 6 Old Points Program: 6

Source: RecipeGirl.com

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2 Responses to “Apple- Thyme Chicken”

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    Betsy — February 20, 2009 @ 8:55 AM

    I love the flavors of balsamic and apples, will definitely try it. Not a big fan of thyme, will try to think of a sub.

    Funny, when I first looked at the pic I thought it was an eggplant with cheese or something, being long and narrow.

    Thanks,

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    Linda — March 24, 2014 @ 1:15 PM

    Tried this for our dinner tonight! I liked the flavours, although the apple didn’t cook through (perhaps I didn’t slice it thin enough.) and was a bit bitter. My 5 year old son ate all of his, minus the apples! Will try it again….was thinking of pre cooking the apple, or using applesauce perhaps….