Apple-Glazed Chicken with Braised Spinach and Leeks

Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
20 mins
Broil:
10 mins
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Apple-Glazed Chicken with Braised Spinach and Leeks

Ingredients
1/2
cup apple jelly
1
tablespoon fresh thyme, snipped, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1
teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2
tablespoons soy sauce
4
small skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 12 ounces total)
 
Nonstick cooking spray
2
1
medium leek, trimmed, cleaned thoroughly, and sliced (white part only), or 1/3 cup chopped onion
2
medium apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
2
tablespoons apple cider or chicken broth
1
10 ounce bag prewashed spinach, stems removed (about 10 cups)
 
Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. For glaze, heat apple jelly, lemon peel, thyme, ginger, and soy sauce in a small saucepan just until jelly is melted. Reserve 1/4 cup glaze.
  2. Place chicken on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 5 to 6 inches from the heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, turning once and brushing with glaze. Or, grill chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 6 minutes. Brush with glaze. Turn; brush with glaze and continue grilling 6 to 9 minutes more or until chicken is tender and no longer pink.
  3. Meanwhile, lightly coat a large saucepan or Dutch oven with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Add garlic, leek, and apple; cook 3 minutes. Add the reserved 1/4 cup glaze and cider or broth; heat to boiling. Add spinach; toss just until wilted. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. To serve, slice chicken crosswise into six to eight pieces. Divide greens mixture among four dinner plates. Top with sliced chicken. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Apple-Glazed Chicken with Braised Spinach and Leeks)
    Per serving:
  • 263 kcal cal.,
  • 3 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 45 mg chol.,
  • 654 mg sodium,
  • 42 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 19 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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