Apple-Spinach Chicken

Yunhee Kim
Andrea's wine pick: The chicken's zesty mustard and apple flavors call for a bone-dry Alsace Riesling. Look for Leon Beyer 2004 (around $17).

Yield:

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast and 1/2 cup apple-spinach mixture)

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 19 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 202
Fat 5 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 67 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 238 mg
Calcium 46 mg

Ingredients

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced (about 1/2 teaspoon)
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1/2 cup apple cider
1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced
6 cups fresh baby spinach or chopped Swiss chard

Preparation

1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, and add to skillet. Cook 5-6 minutes on each side or until well browned. Remove to plate, and keep warm.

2. Add next 4 ingredients (through apple slices) to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer, stirring often, 5 minutes. Return chicken and juices to pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens and the chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes.

3. Add spinach to pan, and toss until wilted, about 1 minute. Serve hot.

Note:

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January 2007