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Spicy Apple-Glazed Chicken with Gorgonzola Grits December 20, 2012

Filed under: Main Dishes,Pasta and Grains — alittlemoreofeach @ 9:03 pm
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Ingredients (serves 4)

    For the Chicken

    • 4 skinned, boned chicken breast halves
    • 1/4 cup apple butter
    • 1/4 cup spicy brown or Dijon mustard
    • 1/4 t salt
    • 1/4 t ground red pepper
    • 1/8 t black pepper
    • 2 T chopped green onions to garnish
    • Oregano sprigs (optional)

    For the Gorgonzola Cheese Grits

    • 2 cans (14.25 oz.) chicken broth
    • 3/4 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
    • 1 cup (5.8 oz.) creamy Italian Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
    • 1/3 cup sour cream
    • 1/4 t ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 t fresh ground pepper

    Instructions

    For the Chicken

    Preheat oven to 350. Place chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and flatten to 1/2″ thick. Place chicken in a greased baking dish.

    Combine apple butter, mustard, S & P; brush sauce over chicken. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

    Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually add grits, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cheese and remaining ingredients.

    Cut chicken into 1/2″ slices. Spoon grits onto salad plates or into shallow bowls. Top with slices of chicken and garnish with green onion & oregano.

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