As Heart Health Month ensues, we want to provide a recipe for you to try!
Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Apple Skillet
Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2" cubes
4 tsp olive oil
3 slices 30% less fat center cut bacon
1½ c Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
1 med sweet potato (8 oz), peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
1 med onion, chopped
2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 3/4" cubes
4 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp dried
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 c reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/8 tsp salt
1. SEASON chicken lightly with salt. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in large nonstick frying pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to plate.
2. RETURN pan to heat and add remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Stir in bacon and cook until starting to brown, about 2 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts, sweet potato, and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in apples, garlic, thyme, and cinnamon. Cook 3 minutes. Pour in 1/2 cup of the broth, bring to a boil, and cook until evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add reserved chicken and remaining 1/2 cup broth. Season with the salt and black pepper as needed. Cook until hot, about 2 minutes.
NUTRITION (per serving) 309 cal, 29 g pro, 28 g carb, 5 g fiber, 9.5 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 459 mg sodium
Heart-Healthy Tip: Skinless chicken and lower-fat bacon add less than 2 g of sat fat and plenty of taste