30.4.12

Apricot Chicken and Green Beans with Sweet Potato Mash


Got this recipe from www.doctoroz.com
It was fabulous! The sweet potatoes weren't a part of the recipe, I just added those myself. They are just mashed yams with a little butter and brown sugar. 

Ingredients
Makes 2 servings; 430 calories per serving

Chicken
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 4 ounces each)
(or substitute pork)
4 dried apricots, chopped
2 tablespoons white wine
2 shallots, chopped
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Green Beans
1 cup thin green beans
3 shallots, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon wine vinegar
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1/4 cup slivered almonds      
Salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)

Directions
To make the chicken, heat oven to 375degF. Place chicken in a glass baking dish. Saute remaining chicken ingredients together until tender; transfer to blender or food processor and puree. Spoon over chicken and bake until chicken is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, to prepare the beans, steam or blanch beans until tender but still firm and bright green. Saute shallots in olive oil, vinegar, and maple syrup until translucent. Add almonds and brown slightly; toss with beans. Season to taste with salt and pepper if desired. Serve alongside chicken.