Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Apple Pickin' Chicken

Its that time of year! If you've been celebrating fall with some apple picking then you have a big ol' bowl of apples and are looking for ways to use them. This recipe is sweet, succulent and superb! I wouldn't say it if it wasn't true.

Apple Pickin' Chicken
(serves 2)

2 chicken breasts
1 med. Vidalia onion, sliced
2 apples, sliced (your choice although slightly tart/bold apples work best - Macintosh, granny smith, etc.)
1 cup of apple cider
1 cup of chicken stock
Salt and pepper
olive oil
Cinnamon and nutmeg

1. Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper on each side of the chicken breasts. In a large pan, heat a little bit of oil and then brown the chicken on both sides. Remove the chicken and set aside.
2. Add a touch more oil to the pan and then lightly saute the onions. Add the stock, apple cider and apples, then return the chicken breast to the pan.
3. Spoon some of the stock/apple/cider mixture over the chicken, then cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
4. Double check the chicken to make sure it's cooked all the way through then slice and place on a plate. Spoon some apples and onions over the top then sprinkle some cinnamon and nutmeg for flavor. Serve!

For those with additional time, brining the chicken for a couple of hours with some all-spice, cinnamon sticks, etc. would add a ton of flavor.

1 comment:

Carol Beth said...

Mmm, sounds good! Bookmarking it!