chicken with apples and cider

22 Jan

This recipe popped up a couple weeks ago and I happened of have chicken defrosting. So I gave it a whirl. It came out good nothing spectacular.

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chicken with apples and cider
adapted from recipegirl

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil, divided
1 medium Granny Smith Apple, cored and sliced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Four chicken breasts
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup apple cider (no sugar added)
1/4 cup cider vinegar
hot cooked couscous

Directions:
1. in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Saute the apple until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cook and additional 3 to 5 minutes, just until tender. Remove apples from the pan to a bowl.

2. Place the chicken on a plate and sprinkle with cinnamon, salt and pepper (on one side is fine). Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil and cook the chicken 4 to 5 minutes on each side, just until browned. Remove the chicken from the pan and onto a plate.

3. Add the onion to the pan and cook (covered) over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, or until very tender (stir once in a while). Add the cider and vinegar, then reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Return the chicken to the skillet and continue to simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the liquid is slightly reduced- 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Return the apples to the skillet and heat through. For each serving, place couscous on a plate and top with one piece of chicken and 1/4 cup sauce.

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