Apple Cider-Glazed Chicken with Honeycrisp Apple Brussels Sprouts.

September 10, 2017 0

Only the best fall chicken you can prepare!

Do you ever just want a quick autumn dinner but donโ€™t want to break out all your fall spices and ten million ingredients?!

Well then this is the recipe for you. No fancy ingredients, no fancy techniques, just a delicious dinner ๐Ÿ™‚

I discovered this apple Brussels sprouts side last year when I found this really good balsamic reduction (by the brand Alessi) at Whole Foods. Thatโ€™s when Brussels sprouts became one of my new favorite vegetables. Adding maple or balsamic to the sprouts brings the widely-loathed green veggie to a whole new level. Besides, I kind of like Brussels sprouts with or without the glaze. For me, the best sprouts are when theyโ€™re roasted to perfection and the outer leaves get all crispy and crunchy.

Donโ€™t like honeycrisp apples? Swap โ€˜em out with any of your favorite apple! I personally love green apple or macoun for this recipe.

If you make this recipe, be sure to tag your creation with the hashtag #foodfinessa.

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Apple Cider-Glazed Chicken with Honeycrisp Apple Brussels Sprouts.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Honeycrisp Apple Brussels Sprouts

  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, cut in half
  • 1 large honeycrisp apple, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic reduction

Apple Cider-Glazed Chicken

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds chicken breast, fat removed and cut into filets
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 sprigs of thyme (preferably fresh)
  • pomegranate arils (optional)
  • additional fresh thyme (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Toss chopped Brussels sprouts with chopped apple, olive oil, maple syrup, and balsamic reduction in a baking sheet. Roast sprouts until edges are crispy, about 15 minutes.
  2. To make chicken, heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet (with high sides) over medium-low heat, and add chicken filets and sprinkle both sides of each filet with salt and pepper. Sear on all sides until chicken is fully cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Add apple cider and thyme to skillet about 2 minutes before chicken is fully cooked through. Braise in apple cider until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Serve chicken with Brussels sprouts, pomegranate arils, and additional fresh thyme. Enjoy!

 

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