Friday, January 6, 2012

Foodie Friday: Maple Glazed Chicken & Sweet Potato Fries

I'm BACK! Thank goodness food sounds good and I have more energy now - whew!  Things got a little rough there for a while!  It also helps that we and our neighbors decided to get back onto the meal sharing bandwagon this week!  It is so nice to visit with them and let the girls wear each other out!

Last night I made a Weight Watchers recipe from one of my WW cookbooks: Maple Glazed Chicken.  It was delicious!  And I was so hungry that I forgot to take a picture of the meal!  Here is the recipe:
Maple Glazed Chicken
Makes 4 servings, 5 WW points/serving of chicken
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
4 bone-in chicken breast halves (*I used boneless skinless chicken breasts)
2 tbsps maple syrup
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1) Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.  Coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
2) Combine the paprika, salt, cinnamon, pepper, and cumin in a bowl.  Rub the mixture over the chicken breasts and place them on the baking sheet.  Position the sheet in the upper one-third of the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
3) Meanwhile, combine the maple syrup, butter, and mustard in a small saucepan over low heat.  Cook, stirring, until the butter melts and the mixture is well combined.
4) After the chicken has baked for 15 minutes, brush it with the  maple glaze and bake 5 minutes.  Brush the chicken again and bake until cooked through, about 5 minutes longer.

And there ya have it!  YUM!  I also made my own sweet potato fries.  I sliced the sweet potatoes very thinly (like 1/16th or 1/8th of an inch - super thin) and placed them on a greased cookie sheet.  I sprayed I Can't Believe It's Not Butter on them and sprinkled some salt on them.  They baked at 375 for about 30 minutes with stirring/flipping them over about halfway.  You want to make them until they are close to being crispy - before they turn brown.  I mixed 1 part wasabi horseradish sauce and 2 parts light mayo for dipping sauce for them - delicious!  I will definitely be making those again sometime soon!

And since I forgot to take a picture of the yummy food, here is one of the dirty dishes :) Happy Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Love this! I'm gonna make it tomorrow! :)