Skillet Chicken Breasts with Apples

Chicken with Sliced Apples
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  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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This chicken is flavored with apples, thyme, onion, and apple juice for a wonderful and easy chicken dinner. Make this chicken for an everyday family meal or special weekend dinner.

What You'll Need

  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil or canola
  • 2 tart apples, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • salt & pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. In a heavy skillet over medium heat, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil or canola; cook the sliced apples, onion and thyme for about 4 minutes, or until apples are just tender but still slightly crisp. Transfer the apple and onion mixture to bowl and set aside.
  2. Add remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil or canola to the skillet; cook chicken, turning once, for about 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. Reduce heat to medium low. Set 1 tablespoon apple juice aside and pour remaining juice in skillet along with the cider vinegar. Cover and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
  1. With slotted spoon, remove chicken to platter and keep warm. Combine cornstarch with reserved tablespoon apple juice; stir into skillet juices and cook over high heat, scraping up any browned bits, for 2 minutes or until the juices are thickened.
  2. Return apple mixture to pan and heat through, season with salt and pepper. Spoon apple mixture around the cooked chicken.

Serves 4.

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