this is a fall favorite... yummy with the WA Apple cocktail
4 boneless, skinless chicken-breast halves
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 firm apple, such as Braeburn, cored, halved, and cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 cup apple juice
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Place each chicken-breast half between 2 sheets of wax paper and pound with a meat mallet until about 3/4 inch thick.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and saute the chicken until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Add the apple slices, apple juice, onion, garlic, thyme, and salt. Cover and simmer 6 to 8 minutes or until the chicken is fork-tender. Remove the chicken, apple slices, and onion to a serving platter and keep warm.
Bring the sauce to a boil for about 5 minutes or until slightly reduced. Whisk in the mustard. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.
Yield: Makes 4 servings
NUTRITION PER SERVING
CALORIES 255.7(26% from fat); FAT 7.52g (sat 1.45g); CHOLESTEROL 78.31mg; CALCIUM 43.96mg; CARBOHYDRATE 17g; SODIUM 551.89mg; PROTEIN 29.61mg; FIBER 1.59g; IRON 1.76mg
Jane Kirby and Kay Chun
Real Simple, OCTOBER 2002