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    Maple-Orange Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potatoes in a Bread Bowl

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    50 mins

    25 mins

    25 mins

    Feast Your Eyes!'s Note:

    This dish is perfect for a chilly fall evening. The rosemary seasoned chicken and tender sweet potatoes coated in a sweet citrus glaze, and cradled in a bread bowl is both delicious and satisfying. (Try this glaze over grilled ham steaks - DELISH!!)

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    1. 1
      Make a 1/2-inch deep cut horizontally across the top of the bread loaves. Using a sharp knife, hollow to form a large bowl. Set aside. (BE CAREFUL TO NOT BREAK THROUGH THE SIDES OR THE BOTTOM CRUST). Cut the scooped out bread into crouton sized cubes and bake in 425°F oven until brown; set aside.
    2. 2
      Place sweet potatoes in a large pot; add enough water to cover. Cook over a high flame and bring to a boil, lower flame to medium-high and cook until tender (about 3 - 5 minutes); drain and set aside.
    3. 3
      Make the glaze by whisking together the orange juice, orange zest, maple syrup, brown sugar, cloves, and cinnamon. Set aside.
    4. 4
      Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large-wide skillet over a medium-high flame. Season the chicken cubes with salt, pepper, onion powder, rosemary, and ginger. Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the center is no longer pink. Remove the chicken and keep warm.
    5. 5
      Heat HALF of the maple-orange glaze in a sauce pan until thick and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.
    6. 6
      Add remaining oil to the skillet. Sauté shallots and red onion over a medium-high flame until tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic to the onion and cook it just long enough to coat with oil. To the skillet, add the chicken, sweet potatoes and the remaining glaze mixture; bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 10 minutes - glaze should be thick and bubbly.
    7. 7
      In small bowl, mix together cranberries, walnuts, scallions and red pepper. In large mixing bowl, gently toss the glazed chicken and sweet potatoes, the cranberry mixture, and the baked croutons - If desired, drizzle additional glaze to thoroughly coat the chicken and sweet potato mixture.
    8. 8
      Divide and transfer to the hollowed bread loaves; sprinkle with parsley to garnish. Place the "bread bowls" on a plate or in a deep soup bowl. Serve with extra maple-orange glaze on the side.
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    Nutritional Facts for Maple-Orange Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potatoes in a Bread Bowl

    Serving Size: 1 (893 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1668.9
    Calories from Fat 247
    Total Fat 27.4 g
    Saturated Fat 4.9 g
    Cholesterol 98.7 mg
    Sodium 3323.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 279.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 14.9 g
    Sugars 69.5 g
    Protein 73.9 g

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