Grilled Apple Chicken

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Cook Time: 35 min.
Tart Granny Smith apples, honey, and apple juice make for a sweet-tart grilled chicken dinner.

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 12 oz container frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 large Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into thick rings

Directions

  • Preheat grill to medium (if using gas grill), or until charcoal is covered with gray ash and is medium-hot.
  • In a small saucepan, combine apple juice concentrate, honey, lemon juice, brown sugar and cinnamon; mix well. Heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved (about 3 minutes). Set aside 1 cup of mixture to serve as sauce; use remaining for basting. Arrange apple rings on grill and brush with basting sauce. Grill for 8 minutes, basting often. Turn apple rings over, baste again and grill for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, basting often. Meanwhile, place chicken on grill. Brush with basting sauce. Grill for 5 minutes (10 minutes if frozen), basting often. Turn chicken over and baste again. Basting often, grill for 5 to 7 minutes more (10 to 15 minutes if frozen) or until internal juices run clear. Discard leftover basting sauce.
  • Serve chicken and apples with reserved sauce.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 335
  Calories from Fat 32 (10%)
(5%)Total Fat 3g
(4%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(25%)Cholesterol 76mg
(6%)Sodium 154mg
(23%)Potassium 797mg
Total Carbohydrate 52g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 47g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(51%)Protein 26g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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