Showing posts with label chicken and apples. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chicken and apples. Show all posts

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sweet Tooth Chicken Breast

Every fall I look forward to pork cooked with apples. Recently, I decided to try chicken breasts with apples. When I was a kid, a family friend used to cook apple slices in a skillet with brown sugar. It's a popular southern dish that I adored. It can be a bit too sweet, so even though I had it in mind when I made this, I went easy on the sugar. You may wish to reduce the sugar further, depending on your personal taste.

Like everyone else, I have a lot going on, so I didn't want a complicated or time-consuming dish, nor one that would require a special trip to the grocery store. Consequently, this is a quick weeknight dinner. Peeling and slicing the apples is the hardest part!

olive oil
3 or 4 skinless chicken breasts
4 apples (one apple per serving, plus one extra apple)
1 cup pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar (I used light brown, but dark brown would work, too)
2 tablespoons butter, cut into little pieces

Preheat the oven to 400. Peel and slice the apples. Chop the pecans.

Using mere drops of olive oil, grease the bottom of your baking pan. Lay the chicken breasts on the greased pan. Sprinkle with paprika. Scatter the apple slices around and on top of the apples. Sprinkle with the pecans, and then the sugar. Dot with butter.

Put a lid on the pan or cover with aluminum foil. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until the apples are soft and the chicken breast isn't pink inside.