Calvados is an apple brandy that is made only in the Normandy region of France. This simple but elegant dish can be made with Apple Jack or any apple brandy of your choice. I serve it with a wild rice blend or rice pilaf with almonds.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Combine flour and seasoned salt in a wide, shallow dish. Coat the chicken breasts in the seasoned flour. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in the butter, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil.

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  • Combine the onions, mushrooms, and apples in the skillet. Cook and stir until the apples are just tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the brandy, thyme, salt, and pepper; bring to a simmer. Return chicken to the pan; cook, uncovered, about 10 minutes. Stir in cream, and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

716 calories; 37.6 g total fat; 181 mg cholesterol; 869 mg sodium. 48.9 g carbohydrates; 31.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2010
Absolutely loved it! A good hot weather dish. I made it as written and served the apples and onions on the side with buttered rice. This will be a company meal for me. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/17/2012
I followed the recipe exactly and it was very disappointing. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2010
Absolutely loved it! A good hot weather dish. I made it as written and served the apples and onions on the side with buttered rice. This will be a company meal for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2010
Absolutely loved it! A good hot weather dish. I made it as written and served the apples and onions on the side with buttered rice. This will be a company meal for me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2010
This was good but the sauce is veeerrrrryy rich. I loved the creativity of the recipe as I have never had these ingredients together before but I can't give 5 stars because my family didn't love it. It was a beautiful entree and to present it I didn't add the chicken to the sauce but spooned the thickened mixture over the chicken. If I could rate it 4.5 stars I would. Thanks for sharing such an interesting recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2012
This is my husband's fav meal! It is on the menu at his fav restaurant but it is called Chicken Normandy. I have been looking for this recipe forever! Thank you very much we moved to Costa Rica and don't get back to the States much now I can make it here! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2016
Thank you for trying my recipe and for your reviews. This recipe is amazingly easy yet it looks and tastes elegant. I serve it for company and it always impresses! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2011
Amazingly delicious. We had this over steamed rice and spinach with lemon juice on the side. I didn't change a thing except I did not take the time to go buy apple brandy. In its place I used half cooking sherry and half apple cider. The sauce apples and mushrooms with the rice was the best part in my opinion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2012
Incredible recipe. I preheated my oven so after cooking my chicken I could let it stay warm. Simple to prepare very elegant and the sauce is bursting w/ flavour. I used a fine Calvados instead of the apple jack brand of apple brandy Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/17/2012
I followed the recipe exactly and it was very disappointing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2016
added celery sour cream to thicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2018
I absolutely loved the dish but my favorite part was the sauce. Unfortunately I didn't have the apple brandy but I replaced that with 1/4 cup apple juice and 3/4 cup chardonnay and it was absolutely delicious!!! Read More
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