Apple Arbor Chicken
Crispy-fried chicken served with a creamy, spiced apple and onion sauce.
5 tablespoons butter - divided use
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
2 large Red Delicious apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/4 cup apple cider
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 whole broiler-fryer chicken breasts, halved, skinned and boned
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup half-and-half cream
Red apple wedges for garnish
Cilantro sprigs for garnish
- In electric or other fry-pan, place 3 tablespoons of butter and melt over medium heat. Add onion and cook about 2 minutes or until soft. Stir in apples, cider, cilantro, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, allspice, cloves and nutmeg. Cook about 8 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove apple mixture from fry-pan, set aside and keep warm.
- Moisten chicken with milk. In small dish, place flour. Roll chicken, one piece at a time, in flour to coat.
- In same fry-pan, place remaining 2 tablespoons butter and melt over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, turning, about 16 minutes or until brown on all sides. Remove to serving platter and keep hot.
- Return apple mixture to fry-pan Stir in half-and-half cream and thoroughly heat. Spoon apple mixture over chicken. Garnish with apple wedges and cilantro sprigs.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.