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Spiced Maple Glazed Pork (or Chicken) and Apples (Paleo/Gluten-Free)

on October 7, 2014
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Spiced Maple Glazed Pork and Apples via There is No Secret to Getting Fit

So many delicious local apples this time of year!  I thought I’d use them in a savory dish, rather than the typical sweet treats.  What I came up with is a savory chicken dish that’s a touch on the sweet side with plenty of spices to balance it out.  The combination of fresh ginger and cinnamon with the apples is so good! Two thumbs up from the kids and a big thumbs up from the Mr. too.  I’ve made it with both chicken and pork and both are delicious.

Sorry about the terrible chicken picture.  The photo was taken after we all decided the recipe was a hit, and that’s all that was leftover!  🙂

Spiced Maple Glazed Pork (or Chicken) and Apples

Ingredients:

Glaze:
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper

1.5 lb Pork Cutlets or 3 chicken breasts, butterflied
1 Tbsp coconut oil

Apples:
3 medium or large apples sliced into bites (I used Gala)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup

Method:

Step 1:  Combine ingredients for glaze and set aside.

Step 2:  Peel and core apples, cut into bite-sized pieces.  Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in pan on stovetop.  Add apples and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt.  Toss, cover and cook on medium, siring occasionally, about 10 minutes or until apples are tender.  Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup once the apples are tender and cook for a minute on high to let the juices thicken up.  Turn heat off once tender.

Step 3:  While the apples are cooking, If using chicken, butterfly your chicken breasts so they are an even thickness. Coat your chicken or pork in the glaze (I just toss my protein of choice in my glaze bowl).

Step 4:  Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a skillet.  Arrange your protein in the skillet, pouring any remaining glaze over the top.  Cook covered on medium heat for about 3-5 minutes (depends on thickness).  Flip and cook uncovered until cooked through (3-10 more minutes, depending on the thickness of your meat).

Step 5:  Add the apples to your pork or chicken, toss to coat the apples with the glaze and serve.

Alternatively, you could coat your protein with the glaze and bake in the oven at 350 for about 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through. You could also glaze and grill.

Optional add in:  Sauté a sliced onion in your pan before adding the chicken or pork with it.  The onion adds just a bit more of a savory element, but it gets nicely caramelized with the glaze.

Spiced Maple Glazed Chicken and Apples

Spiced Maple Glazed Chicken and Apples via There is No Secret to Getting Fit

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One response to “Spiced Maple Glazed Pork (or Chicken) and Apples (Paleo/Gluten-Free)

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