Maple-Walnut Chicken Recipe: A sweet (and easy) dish for winter

photo by jakescreations 

This is a recipe I tore out of a copy of my mom’s Good Housekeeping, that is a sweet and super easy twist on regular chicken that Michael and I both really like.

(See, we do eat some meat!)

Maple-Walnut Chicken Recipe
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. packed fresh thyme leaves (I used dried)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ c. walnuts
5 Tbsp. cider vinegar
3 Tbsp. maple syrup

1. Rub chicken breasts with oil, then rub with thyme, salt and pepper. Let stand.
2. Toast walnuts in skillet on medium-heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden and fragrant, stirring occasionally. Transfer walnuts to dish, do not remove skillet from heat.
3. Add chicken to same skillet; cook 12 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer chicken to clean plate; do not remove skillet from heat.
4. To same skillet, add vinegar and cook 1 minute, stirring. Add syrup and ½ cup water; simmer 6 to 7 minutes or until mixture has thickened, stirring occasionally.
5. Add chicken back into sauce, and spoon walnuts over. Once re-warmed, remove chicken and drizzle extra maple sauce over dish.

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  1. Mmm, that sounds so yummy! I might have to try this! :)

  2. Ah you should! Michael even tried it once as a chicken sandwich. I'm trying, slowly but surely, to learn my way around how to homemake!

  3. "See, we do eat some meat!" Haha..I love it! :) As a chicken-lover, I say thank you for including a menu fit for a carnivore! Let me know if you try the home made granola bars... sounds yummy!

  4. Haha, love it Holly. The only problem I'm having with the granola bars is finding "wheat germ." I think I'm going to have to see if Whole Foods has it--I've checked everywhere else. Ah, I wish we lived closer!

  5. I made this the other night for my family that were visiting. Everyone liked it! :o) I made more sauce and used some cornstarch with water mixed in to thicken it up and served it over rice. Will be making it again! Thanks!


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