Lately everything I make is either too simple to share, someone else’s recipe, or photographs hideously ugly (probably because of my dark kitchen and the sun setting mid-afternoon). But this recipe is too delicious not to share, with or without a picture.
It’s chicken breasts in a savory apple sauce (not to be mistaken for applesauce) which I’ve been serving over mashed potatoes or sauteed garlic spinach.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 tbs vegetable oil
- 1 cup apple, chopped (skin on is fine)
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp garlic
- bay leaf
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts.
- Put oil in a good sized frying pan and cook the chicken five minutes on each side.
- Add the water, apple, garlic, bay leaf, and vinegar. (The vinegar is the secret ingredient here. It adds a mouthwatering acidic note that will leave you wanting to lick your plate!)
- Let simmer for 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
- Remove the chicken from the pan and let rest.
- Allow the sauce to cook a few minutes longer until the apples are soft and the sauce is thickened.
- Slice the chicken and place over spinach/mashed potatoes/whatever you prefer. Spoon sauce over the dish.