Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts Recipe

Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts picture


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings8
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Chestnuts8 Ounce, unshelled
 Brussels sprouts1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), trimmed (2 Small Cups)
 White onions3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), peeled (1 Small Cup)
 Chicken stock1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), defatted
 Maple syrup2 Tablespoon
 Apple cider vinegar2 Teaspoon
 Ground black pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 99 Calories from Fat 8

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.87 g1.3%

Saturated Fat 0.17 g0.85%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.45 mg

Sodium 27.3 mg1.1%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7%

Dietary Fiber 2.4 g9.7%

Sugars 6.5 g

Protein 2 g4.1%

Vitamin A 2.5% Vitamin C 25.4%

Calcium 1.5% Iron 2.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) On the flat side of each chestnut shell, with a sharp knife, make an X mark.
2) In a 9 inch glass pie plate, arrange the shells in a single layer.
3) Microwave on high, both sides, for 2 minutes each, flipping the pieces. The nuts should be soft when squeezed.
4) Let the nuts stand for 5 minutes, or until they are cool enough to handle.
5) Now, remove the shells.
6) Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling water, blanch the sprouts and onions for 5 minutes.
7) Drain the sprouts well.
8) To a large frying pan, transfer the drained sprouts.
9) To this, add the stock, maple syrup, vinegar and pepper.
10) Cook, covered over medium heat for 5 minutes.
11) To this, add the chestnuts and cook again for 5 minutes. The sprouts should turn just tender.
12) Then, cook, uncovered, until the liquid turns into a glaze. Stir as required.

13) Transfer to decorative salad bowls and serve immediately.