Cran-Almond Chicken

Research shows that a daily run, a diet rich in almonds and other healthful foods, and a stimulating environment may help keep aging brain cells in shape.  While I cannot help you with the run, here is a simple and tasty recipe for Cran-Almond Chicken that is sure to impress.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 shallots
1 leek
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Place chicken in dish; bake 20 minutes. While chicken bakes, chop shallots coarsely; slice bulb and lower leaves of leeks finely (1/2 cup). Place butter in small bowl to soften.
2. Combine vinegar, syrup, nutmeg, shallots, and leeks in small saucepan and bring to a boil on medium-high.
3. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 10 minutes or until liquid is thickened and has reduced by about one-half.
4. Stir remaining ingredients into butter until blended to make topping.
5. Remove chicken from oven. Pour hot maple sauce evenly over chicken; sprinkle with cranberry topping. Bake 5–10 more minutes or until chicken is cooked through and topping begins to brown.

This is actually a Publix Aprons Recipe.  I would encourage you to check out Publix recipes as the ones which I have tried are very tasty and always quick and easy to make.