Archive for November, 2009

Maple Walnut Chicken

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

What You Need:

  • 4 chicken breast halves
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 5 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 bag (9 oz) of spinach
  • Fat-free cream cheese (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Prepare chicken with olive oil, thyme, and black pepper by rubbing ingredients onto chicken.
  2. Toast walnuts on medium heat for 2 -3  minutes in a non-stick skillet, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add chicken and cook about 12 minutes, turning frequently.
  4. Place fresh spinach on 4 dinner plates and top with the chicken and walnuts.
  5. In skillet add vinegar and cook 1 minute. Then add maple syrup and 1/2 cup of water and simmer for about 6 minutes until thickened.
  6. Pour maple mixture over chicken and add dollops of cream cheese and raisins or dried cranberries to garnish (optional.)


Servings: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours (on low)

What You Need:

  • 2 cups uncooked oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 cup diced apples (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Thoroughly mix all ingredients in slow cooker.
  2. Set slow cooker on low and cook overnight for 8 hours.
  3. Serve oatmeal with milk and top with fresh fruit/nuts (optional.)


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