Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chicken with Apples and Cider

This was one of my very first healthy recipes that I made on my own. I love this dish because of its great taste and the fact that you only use one skillet, so clean up is easier. This dish is very high in protein too, and my kids really enjoyed this!

Makes 4 Servings

2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced
4 (4-oz) skinless boneless chicken breasts
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 medium onion, thinly sliced and seperated into rings
1/2 c apple cider
1/4 c cider vinegar
2 c hot cooked wide noodles

1. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat 1 Tbs of the oil. Saute the apple until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the brown sugar; cook,stirring frequently, until tender, 3-5 minutes longer. Transfer to a plate.

2. On a sheet of wax paper, sprinkle the chicken with the cinnamon, salt, and pepper. In the skillet, heat the remaining 1 Tbsp oil. Saute the chicken until browned, 4-5 minutes on each side. Transfer to another plate.

3. In the skillet, cook the onion, covered, until tender, 6-8 minutes; stir in the cider and vinegar. Reduce the heat and simmer 2 minutes. Return the chicken to the skillet; simmer, spooning the sauce over chicken, until chicken is cooked through and liquid is reduced by half, 4-5 minutes.

4. Return the apples to the skillet; cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Arrange the noodles on a platter; top with the chicken mixture, pouring any remaining juices over chicken.

Nutritional Info:
Serving size = 1 chicken breast, 1/2 c noodles, and 1/4 c sauce
352 cal, 11g fat, 1g sat fat, 0g trans fat, 89 mg chol, 273 mg sod, 36g carb, 2g fib, 27g protein, 35mg calc
Weight Watchers Points Value = 8