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Maple Sesame Glazed Chicken over Penne

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Servings: Serves 8

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Prep Time: 0 minutes


2 tablespoons Inspirations Sesame Ginger stir-fry sauce
2 tablespoons Nature's Place Organic honey
1 tablespoon Inspirations Maine Maple Mustard
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 (8 oz.) each boneless chicken breasts
1 (8 oz.) box Hannaford penne rigate pasta
2 tablespoons Inspirations Black Pepper Dipping oil
1 cup Inspirations baby salad spinach, or more to taste


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9-by-13-inch pan with vegetable cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, mix together stir-fry sauce, honey, mustard, vinegar, canola oil, curry powder, ginger, and garlic powder. Add chicken and toss to coat. Let chicken marinate in sauce for 15 minutes.
3. Place chicken breasts in prepared pan and cover with marinade. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is done.
4. While chicken bakes, prepare the pasta. In a large pot, bring a gallon of water to a boil over high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. salt, stir, and add the penne. Cook until al dente, about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain in a colander.
5. When chicken is done, transfer it to a plate and tent with foil to keepwarm. Either place the baking pan on the stove or pour the sauce into a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat to thicken slightly, about 4 minutes. Stir frequently.
6. In a large skillet, heat dipping oil over medium-high heat. Add spinach and saute just until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. If you prefer more spinach, add to taste. Remove from heat, add the drained pasta, and mix with spinach.
7. To serve, transfer pasta to a serving plate. Cut each chicken breast in half and place on top of pasta. Pour remaining thickened sauce over the chicken and serve immediately.
Source: Fresh Magazine March, April 2010

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 8
Base Nutrients
Calories 420 kcal (21%)
Calories from Fat 72
Total Fat 8 g (12%)
Saturated Fat 1 g (5%)
Cholesterol 65 mg (22%)
Sodium 170 mg (7%)
Total Carbohydrates 51 g (17%)
Dietary Fiber 3 g (12%)
Protein 35 g (58%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a

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