Monday, February 6, 2012

Apple Cider Chicken!

    This is my personal apple cider chicken recipe--just made it tonight, wish I could have taken pictures, but I'll make it again soon and bring my own to the table. It's a very easy dish to make healthy and gluten free. Perfect for someone with endometriosis and anyone with taste buds ;) 
    Prep/Cook Time: About 45 minutes
    Ingredients:
    1. 3 organic granny smith apples, sliced thinly
    2. 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
    3. 1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar
    4. 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
    5. 1 yellow onion, sliced into thin rings
    1. 1 1/2 cups apple cider
    1. 2-4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
    2. 1-2 tablespoons of white wine (not necessary)
    3. 8-16 oz's chicken fillets (depending on preference) 
    4. 1 teaspoon basil
    5. 1 teaspoon rosemary
    6. 1 teaspoon thyme
    1. 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
    1. 3 tablespoons of olive oil
    2. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    3. (if desired) Cooked rice, to place cider chicken over
    Directions
    1. Mix the apple cider, apple cider vinegar, and white wine
    1. Slice the apples (leaving out the core) and place into a mixing bowl. Add the cinnamon and brown sugar, mix well, and sprinkle with the lime juice. Mix again.
    1. Heat a skillet to medium with a  tablespoon of olive oil, and then add the apples. It will take 5-10 minutes for them to brown.
    1. While the apples brown, place another skillet on the stove on medium with a tablespoon of oil and 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic. Let warm.
    1. Slice the onion into thin rings. Add to skillet, and begin to brown. Will take about 6-8 minutes. Periodically stir onions up--let them brown but not burn. If they finish browning before step 8, simply follow step 8's directions.
    1. While onions and apples brown, begin to prepare the chicken. Place the chicken on wax paper and sprinkle a half a teaspoon each of the basil, rosemary, and thyme. Sprinkle with some pepper. (reserve second half of your spices).
    1. When apples finish browning, scrape them back into the large mixing bowl. Keep skillet on the stove (on medium-low heat) and add 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic.
    2. Place the chicken into the heated, empty skillet. Place them seasoned side down. Season the exposed raw side facing up with the remaining spices. Each side will require about 3 minutes. Make sure that the chicken is cooked tender, but not raw.
    1. By now the onions should be well browned; add the liquid mixture (apple cider, cider vinegar, and (if desired) white wine) to the skillet. Let simmer to start boiling down.
    2. When the chicken is cooked through, add the chicken to the onion/liquid mixture skillet. Add the browned apples.
    1. Cook the skillet on medium, let the liquid simmer down somewhat, for just a couple more minutes.
    1. The food is ready! Scoop the chicken, onions, and apples, lay them over a bed of rice (or whatever else is preferred) and enjoy!
  

2 comments:

  1. I'm definitely going to cook this it sounds sooo good. What do you put it on since you eat gluten free?

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    1. I love eating it over brown wild rice. It's a bit hardier and has a little bit of a nutty flavor (as compared to white rice). Just cook it in a rice cooker (or on the stove) in a 1 part rice to 2 parts water ratio. Put a little olive oil in the water you cook it in you want a little extra flavor :). Hope you enjoy!

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