Apple Braised Chicken (WW)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 230.8
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 55.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,260.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 24.1 g

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5 Points. Simmering poultry in fat-free liquid is a moist, low calorie way to flavor food. Experiment with other types of broths and juices, too. 5 Points. Simmering poultry in fat-free liquid is a moist, low calorie way to flavor food. Experiment with other types of broths and juices, too.
Number of Servings: 4


    2 tsp vegetable oil
    1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, four 4-oz pieces
    2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
    1 large onion(s), sliced
    2 medium apple(s), firm, cored and sliced
    1 cup apple cider
    1 cup fat-free chicken broth
    1/2 tsp table salt
    1/2 tsp ground ginger
    2 tsp cornstarch


In a large, heavy-bottomed skillet, warm oil over high heat. Toss chicken with flour in a medium bowl, patting off excess. Place chicken in skillet and brown well on both sides. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

Reduce stove temperature to low and add onion to skillet. Sauté, stirring often, until onion is tender and lightly browned.

Stir in apples, cider, chicken broth, salt, ginger and chicken. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer chicken, onions and apples to a serving dish.

In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 2 to 3 tablespoons of pan juices. Combine cornstarch mixture with remaining pan juices, whisking constantly. Simmer for one minute. Pour sauce over chicken and serve. Yields 1 chicken breast and about 3/4 cup of apple-onion mixture per serving.

Flavor Booster: Pears and chicken are an appealing combination. Substitute 2 ripe Bartlett or Comice pears, peeled, cored and diced for the apples, 1 cup sparkling pear cider for the apple cider and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg for the ginger.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BELLATROTTA.

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    I have made this recipe a couple of times and forgot to give it a rating. It is really tasty! Thanks for sharing. - 11/13/08

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  • We made this for dinner last night and it turned out quite good! Instead of just sauteing the onion, though, we cooked it in a little extra apple juice. It was a big hit with the family! - 1/28/11

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  • This is a great recipe. This last time I used Granny Smith apples and I used actual apple cider and I think it was even more flavorful than the previous times when I used apple juice and whatever apples I had on hand. It's easy to make and very flavorful. I want to try it with pears as well. - 10/6/09

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