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Chicken And Apple Toss Over Polenta

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  Golden raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1
  Boneless, skinless, chicken breasts/Skinless, boneless chicken tenders / thighs 1 1⁄4 Pound
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Granny smith apples 3
  Chicken broth/Water 5 1⁄4 Cup (84 tbs)
  Dried red pepper flakes 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt To Taste
  Instant polenta 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste

1. Combine the raisins and vinegar in a bowl and set aside. Finely dice the onion. Cut the chicken into 1/2-inch dice.
2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and saute, stirring now and then, until it is golden and smells wonderful, 3 to 4 minutes. While the onion is cooking, peel the apples and cut them into 1/2-inch cubes.
3. Add the apples to the onion and saute over low heat, stirring so they don't stick, until they begin to turn golden and tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, combine 5 cups of the broth, the red pepper flakes, bay leaf, and 1 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. In a slow steady stream add the instant polenta to the liquid. Cover, lower the heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring every now and then so the bottom doesn't scorch, for 5 minutes.
5. Add the chicken to the apples and onion, and stir for a minute. Add the raisins and vinegar and the remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth, and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat until the chicken is just cooked through, 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
6. Add another 2 tablespoons butter to the polenta if you wish, and adjust the seasoning. Serve the polenta in the bottom of a deep dish, and spoon the chicken and apples on top.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 591 Calories from Fat 139

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.3%

Saturated Fat 8.5 g42.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 114.5 mg38.2%

Sodium 1005.7 mg41.9%

Total Carbohydrates 75 g24.9%

Dietary Fiber 8.7 g34.8%

Sugars 28.9 g

Protein 39 g78.6%

Vitamin A 10.7% Vitamin C 8.8%

Calcium 4.6% Iron 18.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chicken And Apple Toss Over Polenta Recipe