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Apple-Spinach Chicken

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).

Health JANUARY 2007

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast and 1/2 cup apple-spinach mixture)
  • Cook time:19 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes

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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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 202
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbohydrate: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 67mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 238mg
  • Calcium: 46mg
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