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The weather’s been crazy again, and it snowed all of Saturday. We had been planning to go to our favorite Korean barbecue place for dinner, but the weather made us so lazy that we didn’t get out for groceries even! I wanted to compensate by making a nice meal for dinner that was quick and elegant, AND most importantly could be made with the limited resources at hand. This baked chicken was super quick to make and the accompanying sauce made the meal very special!! photo (2) Baked Chicken with Apple and Onion sauce*

A baked chicken dish served with a sweet and tart sauce for flavor. You can serve this with a side dish like couscous or mashed potatoes.

What you need:

Boneless, skinless chicken breast – 2
All purpose flour – For dredging
Salt and pepper – For seasoning
Oil – For cooking

For the Sauce:

Apple, diced – 1
Onion, diced – 1/2 large or 1 small
Apple Cider Vinegar – 4 1/2 tbsp
Chicken broth – 1 1/2 cups
Unsalted butter – 2 tbsp
Salt and pepper – For seasoning
Oil – For cooking

The Method:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cut the chicken breasts in halves and season with salt and pepper. Coat with the flour and shake off excess.

Heat some oil in a pan and brown both sides of the chicken breasts in the pan. Transfer to a baking dish and place in the oven for about 8-10 minutes till done.

A tip for baking chicken: I usually cover the chicken with a tent of foil to prevent it from becoming hard or chewy. 

In the same pan, add a little oil and the onion and apple. Saute till the onion is soft and the apple has turned golden brown.

Add the apple cider vinegar and cook for a couple of minutes.

Then add the chicken broth and cook till the quantity reduces to half.

Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Also add the butter and any juices left behind by the baked chicken in the baking dish. Mix well.

To Serve:

Place a chicken breast on the plate and pour some sauce over it. Serve with the side dish of your choice.

Happy Cooking!

*The recipe was adapted from foodnetwork.com.