Grilled Apple Chicken Recipe
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Grilled Apple Chicken Recipe

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“I like to slice the chicken into strips and serve them on a bed of salad greens on hot summer days. The chicken is great for cold sandwiches to take to work, too.” Eileen Rande - Farmington Hills, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice or apple cider
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 160 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Set aside 1/3 cup juice mixture. Add oil to the remaining juice mixture; pour into a large resealable bag. Add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate reserved juice mixture.
  2. Coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Drain chicken and discard marinade. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear, basting occasionally with reserved juice mixture. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Apple Chicken in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p61

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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sgronholz User ID: 1473861 235385
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

"This marinade is milder than some we've tried, but the results were delicious! We marinated it overnight and the chicken was juicy and flavorful."

debpetersen User ID: 452182 135509
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"My family and I absolutely LOVE this!"

jente47 User ID: 2380004 54858
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2009

"Please give oven baking or broiling directions for those of us who do not grill.


cindyloutoo User ID: 2588000 135507
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2009

"if you marinate overnight, it's better"

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