Fresh apples and apple cider add fall flavor to this quick chicken sauté.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 1998; October 2020 30th Anniversary


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Season chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, flipping once, until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

  • Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, apples, shallot and thyme to the pan. Cook, stirring, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add apple cider and broth; bring to a simmer. Cook until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.

  • Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan; adjust heat to maintain a simmer. Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chicken registers 165°F, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a platter. Stir sour cream, parsley and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper into the sauce. Spoon the sauce over the chicken.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; protein 24g 48% DV; carbohydrates 16g 5% DV; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 12g; fat 10g 15% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 64mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 244.5IU 5% DV; vitamin c 6.5mg 11% DV; folate 9.1mcg 2% DV; calcium 28.6mg 3% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 27.8mg 10% DV; potassium 338mg 10% DV; sodium 367mg 15% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.

Reviews (5)

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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
This was a delicious dish and the leftovers were even better! We made it with sauteed broccoli rabe as suggested and found that it overpowered the dish with its bitterness and masked all of the flavors of the chicken. We ended up throwing out the broccoli rabe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very good! My husband and I both loved this recipe. I didn't add the apples this time cause I thought it would be too sweet but I will definitely add them next time. I served it with cooked cabbage. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Just finished making this and it was a hit with all three of the people who tried it. The chicken was very tender and juicy still and the dish had a slightly sweet flavor all in all. I served it broccoli and dinner rolls and it made for a great meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Super delicious and sooooooooooo easy. I made it with onions instead of shallots but it didn't seem to matter. It was a hit in my house. Even the baby loved it. Yum. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Question: someone in my family is allergic to uncooked apples. they cannot drink cider or eat a fresh apple but they are fine with pasteurized apple juice and apple pie. Do you think they could eat this? Read More