Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Apple and Thyme Chicken

Servings: 4
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total: 35 minutes


  • 2 whole boneless and skinless chicken breasts, about 1/2 pound each, halved and all traces of fat removed
  • cooking spray
  • salt (optional) and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 medium Granny Smith or other tart green apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • fresh thyme sprigs for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.  Lightly spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt (if using) and pepper. Place in a single layer in the prepared baking dish.
  4. Arrange apple slices over and around chicken breasts.
  5. Sprinkle with shallot and thyme leaves; pour on the balsamic vinegar.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until chicken is opaque throughout (cut to test).
  7. Arrange cooked breasts on a platter and spoon apples and cooking juices on top. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired. Serve at once.

Nutrition Information


Per Serving:163 calories (9% calories from fat), 27 g protein, 2 g total fat (0.4 g saturated fat), 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g dietary fiber, 66 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium
Exchanges:3 very lean meat, 1 carbohydrate (1 fruit)


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quite juicy and flavorful
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