Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cinnamon Chicken

My sister-in-law sent this recipe to me, then cooked it for Christmas...it is so good! The apple glaze makes it even better! :) we ate this tonight with steamed broccoli and baked apples (because you can't have too many apples in one meal?? I think I was craving apples when I put this on the menu haha!)

•Cinnamon Chicken• ((Thanks Julia!!))
1/3 C butter or margarine
1 C crushed vanilla wafers
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

•Apple Glaze•
1/4 C butter
2tsp corn starch
10oz jar apple jelly
1C unpeeled, cubed apple

•Directions•
Preheat oven to 350*. In an ungreased 9x13 baking dish, melt the 1/3 c butter in preheated oven (5-7min). In a square baking dish or a 9" pie pan, combine crushed vanilla wafers, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir to blend. Dip chicken into melted butter, then roll into seasoned crumbs to coat. Place coated chicken in same 9x13 dish; sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake near center of oven at 350* for 65-80 min. In 1qt saucepan, melt 1/4C butter; add cornstarch. Stir to blend. Add apple jelly and apples; stir to blend. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally until mixture comes to full boil and apple is tender (4-6 min). To serve, pour hot sauce over chicken.