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Apple Cider Chicken

March 1998

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Fresh apples and apple cider add a fall feel to to this quick chicken sauté. Make it a meal: Serve with sautéed broccoli rabe and quick-cooking barley.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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? "
Apple Cider Chicken Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (1-1 1/4 pounds total)
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thickly sliced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

  1. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sear until well browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add apples, shallots and thyme. Cook, stirring, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cider and broth; bring to a simmer. Cook until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Return chicken and juices to pan; reduce heat to low. Simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer chicken to a warmed platter. Stir sour cream and parsley into sauce. Season with salt and pepper and spoon over chicken.

Nutrition

Per serving: 216 calories; 7 g fat (2 g sat, 4 g mono); 65 mg cholesterol; 15 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 24 g protein; 2 g fiber; 149 mg sodium; 311 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (29% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat



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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Main dish, poultry
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Chicken
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

Season
Fall
Winter
Publication
March 1998

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