Apple-Ginger Chicken

Apple-Ginger Chicken

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From the EatingWell Kitchen

Coriander, cumin and mustard seed give this quick and healthy chicken dish bright Indian flavors.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon whole yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into ¼-inch-thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 tart apple, such as Granny Smith, cored and cut into thin wedges
  • ¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, or parsley


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  1. Stir together garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin and mustard seeds in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Toss chicken with flour in a medium bowl until evenly coated. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and saute until well-browned on all sides, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining ½ teaspoon oil and apple to the pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring, until apples are lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the reserved spice mixture. Stir until the apples are tender and the garlic is fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth and the reserved chicken; increase heat to medium-high. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until the sauce is slightly thickened and the chicken is no longer pink inside, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with cilantro (or parsley).

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 173 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 11 mcg folate; 63 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 38 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 24 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 233 mg sodium; 289 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ fruit, 3 lean meat, ½ fat

Reviews 1

July 02, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
excellent flavors I tried this because I had a piece of fresh ginger I needed to use and the chicken and apples sounded yummy. I used half teaspoons of the spices it called for but the full amount of garlic and ginger, the flavor was awesome. Will definitely make again.
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