Four slices of Maple-Glazed Chicken atop a bed of Cranberry Arugula Rice on a green plate.

Maple-Glazed Chicken with Cranberry Arugula Rice

"Rev Up Your Rice!" Recipe Contest Grand Prize & "Best Whole Grain Rice" Recipe- Teresa Ralston

  • Servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups grilled chicken breast, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby arugula (about 5-6 cups)
  • ½ cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled


  • Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Stir in maple syrup and cranberries; cook 1 minute.
  • Add cooked chicken, salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute or until hot; remove chicken using slotted spoon.
  • Add rice and toss to coat; remove from heat. Toss in arugula; spoon rice mixture onto platter. Top with chicken and cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 520
  • Total Fat 17g
  • Cholesterol 95mg
  • Sodium 610mg
  • Carbohydrates 63g
  • Dietary Fiber 5g
  • Protein 29g