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Thursday, September 29 2016

Play up your basic chicken dinner ( send them a meal )with ingredients that hit every palate: sweet-tart Fuji apples, spicy red pepper, garlicky Brussels sprouts, and earthy cilantro. Take Them a Meal 


1/4 - cup snipped fresh cilantro
1 - teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
2 - cloves garlic, minced
1/2 - teaspoon salt
1 - pinches crushed red pepper
2 1/2 - pounds meaty chicken pieces (breast halves, thighs, and drumsticks)
8 - ounces Brussels sprouts, halved if large
3 - tablespoons olive oil
1 - pound sweet potatoes, peeled if desired, and cut into 1-inch chunks
2 - medium cooking apples (Fuji, Gala, or Cortland), cored and each cut into 8 wedges
Lime slices

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large shallow baking pan with foil, if desired; set aside. In a small bowl combine cilantro, lime peel, garlic, salt, and crushed red pepper. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Rub herb mixture evenly over chicken pieces. Arrange chicken in prepared baking pan. Add Brussels sprouts to pan. Drizzle chicken and sprouts with 2 tablespoons of the oil. Roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring sprouts once.

Add sweet potatoes and apples to pan (or divide mixture between two baking pans if crowded). Drizzle with remaining oil and toss to coat. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes more or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F in the thickest part of the breast and at least 170 degrees F in the thighs or drumsticks and vegetables are tender. Garnish with additional cilantro and lime slices.
Nutrition Facts (Cilantro Lime Chicken and Sweet Potatoes)

Per serving: 643 kcal cal., 38 g fat (9 g sat. fat, 7 g polyunsaturated fat, 19 g monounsatured fat), 144 mg chol., 460 mg sodium, 36 g carb., 7 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 40 g pro. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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