I pinned this recipe for maple glazed carrots awhile back. I was intending to make it several times and then something fell through. I always have carrots laying around for a quick snack with hummus or yogurt ranch. One night my dinner plans fell through and I turned to the trusty carrots to make a yummy side dish. But what to have with it?
I had some ham, apple and cheese leftover from my new usual weekend lunch that usually involves those things. I decided to make a new creation and place that on the chicken. It was really good!
But back to the carrots...They were delicious. I remember always having "cooked carrots" at my great-grandmother's house when I was little. I never really had them cooked after she went on to the the nursing home and this was a good reminder of my memories of her. I was so lucky to have 7 of my 8 great grandparents living when I was born, stuff like that just does not happen anymore! The sauce was delicious and a good contrast with the sweet carrots! Serve this on the side of anything or even make it for a holiday or other special occasion! It is delicious! It also looks like a fail because the sauce that was supposed to be leftover was put on the carrots accidentally and it resulted in hard black stuff. That's what I get for not reading directions! Full recipe after the montage.
|I thought I would tease you with the finished product for a change!|
|The cast of characters for the carrots only. I was still thinking about the chicken.|
|The sauce ingredients minus the miso paste. I didn't want to buy it just for this. #onabudget|
|Still looks delicious without the miso paste I think!|
|Toss carrots in sauce and pop in the oven to roast.|
|I salt and peppered the chicken and browned it first.|
|My favorite sandwich ingredients!|
|I was using my fancy pan because my boss told me about this article.|
|Add some apple slices|
|Add a piece of ham. I am partial to my local brand, Chisesi's|
|Add a slice of cheese and stick it in the oven to melt.|
|I entered a instagram contest called I cheffed up with this photo, I didn't win.|
|Mmm that looks good!|
2 pounds carrots, well scrubbed or peeled
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 tablespoon grainy mustard
1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
1 small clove garlic, grated
Toss the carrots in half of the mixture of the oil, maple syrup, mustards, vinegar, soy sauce and garlic, arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 400F oven until tender and lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes, turning half way through, before tossing them in the remaining glaze and serving.
Ham and Cheese Chicken (Created by me on the fly):
4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 tbsp. Avocado oil
salt and pepper
one green apple, sliced thin
4 pieces of deli ham
4 slices of cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350. Add oil to a pan and heat over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat on each side for 2 minutes. Add a few apple slices to each piece of chicken, top with a piece of ham and then a slice of cheese. Place in preheated oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and chicken is cooked through.