*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                       Chicken with Apples and Bacon
 
 Recipe By     : Shaw’s
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Tried                            Chicken
                 Fruits
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      slices        turkey bacon -- chopped
   12                    chicken thighs without skin
    2      sm            onions -- halved & sliced
    1 1/4  c             apple juice
    2                    Granny Smith apples -- peeled and sliced
    1      tbsp          dijon mustard
    1      tbsp          balsamic vinegar
    1      tsp           dried thyme
    1      tsp           salt
      1/2  tsp           pepper
    1 1/2  tsps          cornstarch
 
 In a large pot, cook bacon over medium heat until browned and crisp, about 3
 minutes.  Transfer bacon with a slotted spoon to a piece of paper towel to
 drain.  Discard all but 2 tsp of fat from pan.  Add half of the chicken and
 brown well, about 2 minutes per side.  Remove to a plate and repeat with
 remaining thighs.
 
 Reduce heat to medium-low and add onions to pan.  Cook, scraping up browned
 bits at bottom of pan, until onions are browned and beginning to soften, about
 4 minutes.  Add apple juice, apples, mustard, vinegar, thyme, salt, pepper and
 reserved bacon and chicken thighs to pan.  Cover, reduce heat to low and
 simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in
 center, 20 to 25 minutes.
 
 In a small bowl, stir cornstarch together with 2 tsp water; stir into sauce.
 Cook until sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
 
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 Per serving: 251 Calories; 7g Fat (27% calories from fat); 31g Protein; 14g
 Carbohydrate; 128mg Cholesterol; 795mg Sodium
 
 Serving Ideas : Serve with green beans and wide noodles or rice pilaf.
 
 NOTES : You may use Bosc Pears and rosemary instead of the apples and thyme.