The buttery apples suit these chicken breasts, which are pounded thin so they cook evenly and quickly. You could also serve this compote with any roasted meat or vegetable.

Wendy Kalen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Winter 2003
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Toss apple slices with lemon juice and cinnamon in a small bowl. Heat 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the apples and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Keep warm.

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  • Mix 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence, salt and pepper. Place chicken between sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or the bottom of a small saucepan to a 1/2-inch thickness. Sprinkle the chicken on both sides with the seasoning mixture.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter in a large skillet over high heat. Add half the chicken and cook until no longer pink in the center, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove to a platter and keep warm. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter to the pan; heat over high heat. Cook the remaining chicken in the same manner.

  • Add broth, lemon zest, the remaining 1/8 teaspoon herbes and any accumulated juices from the chicken to the pan. Cook, stirring to scrape up any browned bits, until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve with the sauteed apples.

Tips

Note: Herbes de Provence is a mixture of dried herbs commonly used in the south of France. You can find commercial mixtures in specialty stores, but it is easy to make your own. Mix 1 tablespoon each (or equal proportions) dried thyme, rosemary, oregano, marjoram and savory in a small jar. If desired, add a pinch of dried lavender and crushed aniseed.

Nutrition Facts

185.3 calories; protein 23.6g 47% DV; carbohydrates 6.6g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1g 4% DV; sugars 4.6g; fat 6.9g 11% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 12% DV; cholesterol 67.7mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 119.3IU 2% DV; vitamin c 3.6mg 6% DV; folate 6.3mcg 2% DV; calcium 28.5mg 3% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 26mg 9% DV; potassium 275.5mg 8% DV; sodium 341.4mg 14% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV.

Reviews (13)

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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2016
Followed the recipe and it was great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2014
Delicious great sauce I thought this was easy to make. I cut it in half for a good amount for my fiance and I using just enough chicken for two and it was a snap. Loved the sauce put the chicken on some brown rice then the apples and sauce and it was a satisfying delicious meal Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2013
wow! I did not think this would be so flavorful - we loved it. And it's easy and doesn't require a lot of ingredients. I did use the zest of a whole lemon rather than the amount called for and I did sprinkle the herbs liberally over the chicken and in the sauce - probably used at least 4 tsp of herbs. I also used only one apple for the two of us but had 2 T of lemon juice in it. And at least 1 tsp of cinnamon. Pros: easy Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2012
I added brussel sprouts to the apple compote - was absolutely wonderful. I decrease the amount of butter used to minimize the fat and it was just as delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Super easy. The entire family loved it. We'll make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is an easy recipe that my son and I made together. He loved pounding the chicken breasts thin and the whole family enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is a wonderful dinner that is quick easy and loved by all. I have made it twice and will definitely be making over and over. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was so good! It was easy to make and it tasted wonderful. I'm looking forward to the leftovers. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was my main course this past weekend for my Easter dinner. It was so delicious! It was so tasty and the flavors work well together. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
One of my favorite recipes Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This receipe was easy to make and quite good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
We loved this recipe. All the flavors together were great. I used jasmine rice and it all blended well together. I'm making it again this week and can't wait! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I just loved it. Very easy to make fast delicious! Read More