Chicken with apple, onion, and cider saucePosted: December 5, 2008
This recipe instantly caught my eye when I read it in the Premier Issue of Food Network Magazine! It is full of flavor and uses apples which are one of my favorites to cook with! Check out the recipe on pg 78 of their new magazine!!!
Another bonus of this recipe is that it is very quick to make. About a half hour from prep to table with an 18 minute cook time. So you can eat great on a busy weeknight!
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
All-purpose flour, for dredging
2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large red onion, cut into large pieces
1 sweet cooking apple, cored and cut into large pieces
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1 handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and dredge in the flour, shaking off the excess. Add 2 tablespoons oil to the pan. Place the chicken in the skillet smooth-side down and cook until golden, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking dish and bake until cooked through, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, add the onion and apple to the skillet, along with 1 tablespoon oil, if the pan is dry, and increase the heat to high. Cook, tossing, until the onion has wilted slightly and the apple is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add the vinegar and use a wooden spoon to scrape up the browned bits from the pan. Let the mixture boil until the vinegar becomes syrupy, about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and return to a boil. Cook until the broth reduces by half. Remove from the heat, season with salt and pepper and whisk in the butter.
Remove the chicken from the oven; add any collected juices to the sauce. Divide the chicken among four plates and spoon the apple, onion and pan sauce over each piece. Sprinkle with the parsley.