Apple-Glazed Chicken with Spinach


A drizzling of lemon scented apple jelly glazes the chicken during broiling and lightly sweetens the braised spinach in this recipe.

Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 servings


  • ¼ cup apple jelly

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme

  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 2 (4 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 medium apple, cored and coarsely chopped

  • ¼ cup sliced onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 6 cups packaged prewashed fresh spinach


  1. For glaze, in a small microwave-safe bowl combine apple jelly, soy sauce, thyme, lemon peel, and ginger. Microwave, uncovered, on 100% power (high) for 60 to 90 seconds or just until jelly is melted, stirring once. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the glaze.

  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, turning once halfway through the broiling time and brushing with the remaining glaze during the last 5 minutes of broiling. Discard remainder of glazed used as a brush-on.

  3. Meanwhile, coat an unheated large nonstick saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium heat. Add apple, onion, and garlic to hot saucepan; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Stir in the reserved 2 tablespoons glaze; bring to boiling. Add spinach; toss just until wilted.

  4. To serve, slice each chicken breast half crosswise into 6 to 8 pieces. Divide spinach mixture between 2 dinner plates. Top with sliced chicken.


Tip: You can substitute 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (crushed) for 2 teaspoons fresh.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

312 Calories
2g Fat
46g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 chicken breast half and 1/2 cup spinach
Calories 312
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Vitamin A 8536IU 171%
Vitamin C 34mg 38%
Folate 186mcg 47%
Sodium 555mg 24%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 4mg 20%
Magnesium 105mg 25%
Potassium 875mg 19%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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