Chicken & Spiced Apples

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Serving size 6
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Ingredients

2 apple, preferably Braeburn, peeled and thinly sliced1 Tbsp lemon juice¼ tsp ground cinnamon3 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided3 tsp unsalted butter, divided1 ⅛ tsp herbes de Provence (see Note), divided½ tsp salt¼ tsp freshly ground pepper1 ½ lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth1 tsp freshly grated lemon zest

Directions

1. Toss apple slices with lemon juice and cinnamon in a small bowl. Heat 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the apples and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Keep warm.

2. Mix 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence, salt and pepper. Place chicken between sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or the bottom of a small saucepan to a 1/2-inch thickness. Sprinkle the chicken on both sides with the seasoning mixture.

3. Heat 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter in a large skillet over high heat. Add half the chicken and cook until no longer pink in the center, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove to a platter and keep warm. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter to the pan; heat over high heat. Cook the remaining chicken in the same manner.

4. Add broth, lemon zest, the remaining 1/8 teaspoon herbes and any accumulated juices from the chicken to the pan. Cook, stirring to scrape up any browned bits, until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve with the sautéed apples.

Ingredient note: Herbes de Provence is a mixture of dried herbs commonly used in the south of France. You can find commercial mixtures in specialty stores, but it is easy to make your own. Mix 1 tablespoon each (or equal proportions) dried thyme, rosemary, oregano, marjoram and savory in a small jar. If desired, add a pinch of dried lavender and crushed aniseed.

Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 6 Total

  • Calories 191 9%
  • Calories from fat 54 10%
  • Total Fat 6gm 24%
  • Saturated Fat 2gm 12%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2gm 2%
  • Sodium 292mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 6gm
  • Fiber 1gm
  • Protein 27gm
  • Cholesterol 72mg 4%
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Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Main Dish, Dinner, Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Carb, Low Cholesterol, Chicken, Fruit, Apple, French, Easy, Skillet, Fall, Entertaining

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