Friday, February 5, 2010

Cider Chicken with Apples & Thyme


I absolutely love Granny Smith Apples, which I had 2 today.  This particular recipe calls for Golden Delicious, but Granny Smith Apples would work well in this recipe, too.   This is yummy.  Enjoy and thank you for reading.


  1. 4 – 5 oz. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1/2 tsp salt
  3. 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  4. 2 tsp olive oil
  5. 1 Cup frozen pearl onions, thawed
  6. 4 strips of turkey bacon, sliced
  7. 1 Golden Delicious or Granny Smith Apple (unpeeled), cored and cut into chunks
  8. 1 Tbsp. of freshly chopped Thyme or 1 tsp. dried Thyme
  9. 1 Cup of apple cider
  10. 1/4 cup of low-sodium chicken broth
  11. Thyme Sprigs for garnish


  • Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt and pepper
  • Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and sauté until golden and tender; about 4 minutes on each side.  Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  • Add the onions and bacon to the skillet.  Cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until the onions are softened and browned; approximately 8 minutes.  Add the apple and thyme; cook until the apple is tender and golden- about 5 minutes.  Stir in the cider and broth.  Raise the heat to high and cook until the sauce boils and thickens slightly- about 5 minutes.  Return the chicken to the skillet and heat through.  Arrange the chicken on a platter, spoon the sauce on top, and garnish with the thyme sprigs.

Nutritional Information per serving:

270 calories; 7g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 92 mg cholesterol; 617 mg sodium; 16g total carbohydrate; 2g dietary fiber; 35g protein.  Weight Watcher Points: 6 Serves: 4    Source:  Weight Watchers Make it In Minutes

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1 comment:

  1. mmm, I love apples PERIOD. Any kind, any place, any day. Great recipe, thanks for sharing!