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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Winter 2003

Wendy Kalen
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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 calories; 6.9 g total fat; 2.3 g saturated fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 341 mg sodium. 276 mg potassium; 6.6 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 23.6 g protein; 119 IU vitamin a iu; 4 mg vitamin c; 6 mcg folate; 29 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 26 mg magnesium;

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