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Apple-braised chicken

Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 12 min
20 min
52 min
This easy one-pan supper pairs juicy chicken breasts with a tangy apple-onion compote. It's a wonderful autumn-inspired meal and a great way to make use of freshly picked apples. Serve it with whole wheat or regular couscous to help absorb some of the delicious pan sauce. Couscous cooks in a matter of minutes so it's a terrific, fast side dish. You can swap in broth for water when you make the couscous to amp up the flavor.


uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

1 pound(s), four 4-oz pieces

olive oil

2 tsp

all-purpose flour

1 Tbsp

uncooked red onion(s)

2 large, sliced

kosher salt

1 tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

apple cider

1½ cup(s)

fat-free reduced sodium chicken broth

1 cup(s)

Dijon mustard

1 tsp

Granny Smith apple

2 large, sliced

fresh sage

1 Tbsp, minced

fresh parsley

4 tsp, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with flour; cook until browned on both sides, flipping once, about 3-5 minutes per side. Remove from skillet to a plate.
  2. Add onions, salt, and pepper to same pan and reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring frequently, until onions are softened, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add cider, broth and mustard to pan; stir to combine.
  4. Return chicken to pan and increase heat to medium-high; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, 15 minutes.
  5. Add apples and sage to pan; flip chicken over, stir mixture and continue to cook, uncovered, until chicken is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
  6. Serving size: 1 chicken breast and 3/4 c apple mixture

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