Apple slices, cider, thyme and mustard bring incredible, rich flavors to this easy chicken dinner. Wild or brown rice makes a perfect side dish.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Chicken:

Sides:

Directions

  • Season chicken cutlets with salt and pepper.

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  • Get a skillet very hot. Once it is hot, add oil to it and brown the chicken on both sides. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side, until it's a nice, golden color. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate. It's okay that it's undercooked, it will finished cooking in the sauce.

  • Over high heat, brown the shallots.

  • Add cider vinegar and scrape the bottom of the pan, getting all the shallots and any leftover browned chicken bits.

  • Before the vinegar evaporates, add the cider and the apple slices. Let this reduce on high for about 3 minutes. The apples and shallots will get very tender.

  • While they reduce, mix the chicken broth and the cornstarch until there are no lumps left, then slowly add it to the bubbling cider and apples, stirring all the time while the sauce thickens.

  • Mix in thyme, mustard, salt and pepper.

  • Return the chicken and its juices back into the sauce, turn down to medium-low and summer for at least 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked all the way through. Serve with hot cooked rice.

Cook's Note:

You can also make this recipe with a more adult cider (alcoholic apple beverage), just leave out the vinegar. You can also use a whole cup of cider instead of the chicken broth.

Nutrition Facts

362 calories; 5.9 g total fat; 45 mg cholesterol; 404 mg sodium. 56.2 g carbohydrates; 22.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2016
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Rating: 1 stars
04/11/2017
I didn't have a shallot so I used onion and little garlic. Didn't have fresh thyme but used dried. I used delicious Cameo apples. Otherwise I did everything as written. This was extremely bland. I don't think a shallot of fresh thyme would have helped. Maybe it would be better with pork but I don't think I will bother. Also really kind of odd to cook with that much apple cider considering the sugar factor. Edible but just not good to me or my family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2016
Made as written and very tasty Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/11/2017
I didn't have a shallot so I used onion and little garlic. Didn't have fresh thyme but used dried. I used delicious Cameo apples. Otherwise I did everything as written. This was extremely bland. I don't think a shallot of fresh thyme would have helped. Maybe it would be better with pork but I don't think I will bother. Also really kind of odd to cook with that much apple cider considering the sugar factor. Edible but just not good to me or my family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2016
Made as written and very tasty Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2017
Made recipe as is other than I used 4teaspoons of dried thyme as it is stronger than fresh. Also used a good amount of sea salt and pepper to season chicken and the sauce. Very tasty looked great and a nice balance when served atop a cup black wild rice with its nutty flavor Read More