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Heart Healthy Dinner recipes

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Chicken,Sweet Potato,and Apple Skillet (pictured left)

Work Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

1 lb boneless,skinless chicken breasts,cut into 1/2" cubes
4 tsp olive oil
3 slices 30% less fat center cut bacon (we used Oscar Mayer),chopped
1½ c Brussels sprouts,trimmed and quartered
1 med sweet potato (8 oz),peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
1 med onion,chopped
2 Golden Delicious apples,peeled,cored,and cut into 3/4" cubes
4 cloves garlic,sliced
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp dried
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 c reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/8 tsp salt

1. SEASON chicken lightly with salt. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in large nonstick frying pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned and cooked through,about 5 minutes. Transfer to plate.

2. RETURN pan to heat and add remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Stir in bacon and cook until starting to brown,about 2 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts,sweet potato,and onion. Cook,stirring occasionally,until crisp-tender,about 5 minutes. Stir in apples,garlic,thyme,and cinnamon. Cook 3 minutes. Pour in 1/2 cup of the broth,bring to a boil,and cook until evaporated,about 2 minutes. Add reserved chicken and remaining 1/2 cup broth. Season with the salt and black pepper as needed. Cook until hot,about 2 minutes.

NUTRITION (per serving) 309 cal,29 g pro,28 g carb,5 g fiber,9.5 g fat,2 g sat fat,459 mg sodium

Heart-Healthy Tip: Skinless chicken and lower-fat bacon add less than 2 g of sat fat and plenty of taste

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