Chicken with Apple, Onion and Cider Sauce
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- All-purpose flour, for dredging
- 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 large red onion, cut into large pieces
- 1 sweet cooking apple, cored and cut into large pieces
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
- 1 handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and dredge in the flour, shaking off the excess. Add 2 tablespoons oil to the pan. Place the chicken in the skillet smooth-side down and cook until golden, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking dish and bake until cooked through, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, add the onion and apple to the skillet, along with 1 tablespoon oil, if the pan is dry, and increase the heat to high. Cook, tossing, until the onion has wilted slightly and the apple is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add the vinegar and use a wooden spoon to scrape up the browned bits from the pan. Let the mixture boil until the vinegar becomes syrupy, about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and return to a boil. Cook until the broth reduces by half. Remove from the heat, season with salt and pepper and whisk in the butter.
Photograph by Antonis Achiellos
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