Apple Thyme Chicken Recipe

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Apple Thyme Chicken Recipe
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Apple Thyme Chicken Recipe

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Apples and chicken may seem like an unusual combination, but they make a wonderful meal when grilled to perfection, The thyme marinade gives a boost of flavor and tenderizes the chicken nicely. —Peter Halferty of Corpus Christi, Texas
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 cup apple juice

Directions

For marinade, in a bowl, mix first five ingredients. In another bowl, combine chicken and 3/4 cup marinade; refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours. Reserve remaining marinade; cover and refrigerate.
Toss apples in reserved marinade; remove apples with a slotted spoon. Stir honey into remaining apple marinade. Place apples on an oiled grill rack over medium heat; grill, uncovered, until tender, 4-6 minutes, turning and brushing frequently with honey mixture.
Drain chicken, discarding chicken marinade. Sprinkle chicken with salt. Grill, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer reads 165°, 5-7 minutes per side; brush frequently with remaining honey mixture during the last 4 minutes.
Cut apples into slices. In a saucepan, mix sauce ingredients until smooth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes; stir in apples. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Apple Thyme Chicken in Light & Tasty August/September 2002, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 310 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 380mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit.

  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  1. For marinade, in a bowl, mix first five ingredients. In another bowl, combine chicken and 3/4 cup marinade; refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours. Reserve remaining marinade; cover and refrigerate.
  2. Toss apples in reserved marinade; remove apples with a slotted spoon. Stir honey into remaining apple marinade. Place apples on an oiled grill rack over medium heat; grill, uncovered, until tender, 4-6 minutes, turning and brushing frequently with honey mixture.
  3. Drain chicken, discarding chicken marinade. Sprinkle chicken with salt. Grill, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer reads 165°, 5-7 minutes per side; brush frequently with remaining honey mixture during the last 4 minutes.
  4. Cut apples into slices. In a saucepan, mix sauce ingredients until smooth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes; stir in apples. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Apple Thyme Chicken in Light & Tasty August/September 2002, p39

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Marinemama User ID: 5985804 43751
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"simple for beginners and so yummy"

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revjoannrom828 User ID: 2607533 43238
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"I made this with the apple juice, cider vinegar, oi & fresh thyme & only marinaded for 1hr then grilled on the grill (I made sure I made enough marinade to cover the breasts completely in a bowl). I poured some of the marinade over the chicken while cooking and drizzled honey over it too. I didn't make the apples or the sauce. My family really enjoyed the chicken. This was was so much easier then all the steps they wanted you to do. I did cut the entire breast in half so the marinade would go into the meat easily. This is a keeper for us. Fresh thyme is the key too for a great taste. I used about 2-3 tsp of fresh."

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revjoannrom828 User ID: 2607533 53371
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"I made this with the apple juice, cider vinegar, oi & fresh thyme & only marinaded for 1hr then grilled on the grill (I made sure I made enough marinade to cover the breasts completely in a bowl). I poured some of the marinade over the chicken while cooking and drizzled honey over it too. I didn't make the apples or the sauce. My family really enjoyed the chicken. This was was so much easier then all the steps they wanted you to do. I did cut the entire breast in half so the marinade would go into the meat easily. This is a keeper for us. Fresh thyme is the key too for a great taste. I used about 2-3 tsp of fresh."

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revjoannrom828 User ID: 2607533 135290
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"I made this with the apple juice, cider vinegar, oi & fresh thyme & only marinaded for 1hr then grilled on the grill (I made sure I made enough marinade to cover the breasts completely in a bowl). I poured some of the marinade over the chicken while cooking and drizzled honey over it too. I didn't make the apples or the sauce. My family really enjoyed the chicken. This was was so much easier then all the steps they wanted you to do. I did cut the entire breast in half so the marinade would go into the meat easily. This is a keeper for us. Fresh thyme is the key too for a great taste. I used about 2-3 tsp of fresh."

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auntiggy User ID: 2101141 36468
Reviewed May. 25, 2011

"The chicken turned out good, the apples were okay. Will make it again, maybe without the apples?!?"

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jshockling User ID: 1433705 43236
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2009

"My whole family enjoyed this meal. The chicken was moist and the apples were delicious. This was one of the first meals I made after going on a low sodium diet, and I'll make it again."

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pinkhottie User ID: 3003964 53368
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2008

"the chicken was ok. but the apples were gross!! i will not make it again."

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