Maple Roasted Chicken

Maple-Roasted Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato Wedges and Brussels Sprouts From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch wedges

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs, skinned

  • 3 tablespoons snipped dried cranberries

  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a small bowl combine maple syrup, 1 tsp. of the oil, the thyme, ¼ tsp. of the salt, and ¼ tsp. of the pepper. In a large bowl combine sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tbsp. oil and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper; toss to coat.

  2. Line a 15x10-inch baking pan with foil. Heat the prepared pan in oven 5 minutes. Remove pan from oven and coat with cooking spray. Arrange chicken, meaty sides down, in center of pan. Arrange vegetables around chicken. Roast 15 minutes.

  3. Turn chicken and vegetables; brush with maple syrup mixture. Roast 15 minutes more or until chicken is done (at least 175°F) and potatoes are tender. Serve topped with pecans and cranberries.

Nutrition information

Serving size: 1 chicken thigh, about 4 sweet potato wedges & about ¾ cup Brussels sprouts

Per serving: 436 calories; 14 g fat(3 g sat); 9 g fiber; 45 g carbohydrates; 34 g protein; 89 mcg folate; 133 mg cholesterol; 18 g sugars; 15,395 IU vitamin A; 100 mg vitamin C; 109 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 491 mg sodium; 1,150 mg potassium

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (308% daily value), Vitamin C (167% dv), Folate (22% dv), Iron (22% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1½ starch, ½ other carb, 3½ lean meat, 1½ fat

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