Spiced Chicken with Apples

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus 2 teaspoons

2 Gala apples, cut into wedges

1 red onion, sliced

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth

1 tablespoon honey

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped (stems and leaves separated)


  1. Season the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt, a few grinds of pepper, the allspice and turmeric. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; set aside. Add the apples, onion and a pinch of salt to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly browned, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add the lemon juice to the skillet and cook, scraping up any browned bits, 30 seconds. Add the chicken broth and honey. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer. Arrange the chicken on top of the apple mixture. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is slightly reduced, 6 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil in a separate large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until golden, about 30 seconds. Add the chard stems and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until softened, 3 minutes. Add the chard leaves; cook, stirring, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Serve with the chicken and apples.