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Cranberry Almond Chicken With Beet Spinach Salad

Cranberry Almond Chicken With Beet Spinach Salad
Total Time:
40 minutes
Active Time:
40 minutes

Cooking Sequence

-- Begin to bake chicken - 10 minutes

-- Continue chicken through step 3 - 20 minutes

-- Complete chicken and prepare salad; serve - 10 minutes

Cranberry Almond Chicken


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2 lb)

2 shallots

1 leek, cut in half, then well rinsed

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

1/3 cup slivered almonds

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper


1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Place chicken in dish; bake 20 minutes. While chicken bakes, chop shallots coarsely; slice bulb and lower leaves of leeks finely (1/2 cup). Place butter in small bowl to soften.

2. Combine in small saucepan, vinegar, syrup, nutmeg, shallots, and leeks; bring to a boil on medium-high.

3. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 10 minutes or until liquid is thickened and has reduced by about one-half. Stir remaining ingredients into butter until blended to make topping.

4. Remove chicken from oven. Pour hot maple sauce evenly over chicken; sprinkle with cranberry topping. Bake 5-10 more minutes or until chicken is 165°F. Serve.

Beet Spinach Salad


1 bag fresh baby spinach leaves (5-6 oz)

1 (15-oz) can cut beets (well drained)

1 (11-oz) can mandarin oranges, well drained

1/4 cup poppy seed dressing


1. Place spinach in salad bowl.

2. Add remaining ingredients; toss and serve.

3. Oven-Roasted Beet Spinach Salad: Preheat oven to 450°F. Remove beet greens from 3 fresh beets; wrap beets tightly in foil. Bake 40-50 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Unwrap foil and easily remove skin by rubbing firmly with paper towels. Slice and add to salad.

Aprons Advice

-- Complete your meal with mashed potatoes, peas, dinner rolls, and apple pie for dessert.

-- For an extra special salad, choose the option for roasting fresh beets. Begin to bake about 30 minutes before beginning chicken.

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Cranberry Almond Chicken

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 580kcal; FAT 19g; CHOL 150mg; SODIUM 210mg; CARB 52g; FIBER 3g; PROTEIN 49g; VIT A 15%; VIT C 6%; CALC 10%; IRON 15%

Beet Spinach Salad

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 160kcal; FAT 7g; CHOL 5mg; SODIUM 360mg; CARB 26g; FIBER 4g; PROTEIN 2g; VIT A 40%; VIT C 40%; CALC 6%; IRON 20%

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