In this quick and easy recipe, chicken is paired with apple, onion, and cider sauce. This is a great meal for a busy weeknight that will look like it took more than 30 minutes to prepare. Chicken breasts are very popular items at the super-market being that they are healthy and versatile. A quick method when cooking the chicken breasts to prevent the meat from drying out is sauteing or poaching the meat before cooking. This recipe is the perfect mix of onion and chicken that the family will love.
Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and coat them with flour. Shake off any excess.
Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. When the oil is shimmering, add the chicken, and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes a side. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and place them in the oven for about 8 minutes, until cooked through.
Meanwhile, add another tablespoon of oil to the pan, and add the onions and apple. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring regularly, for about 2 minutes. Add the vinegar and scrape up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Let the mixture boil for about a minute. Add the chicken broth and optional chicken base, and bring to a boil. Cook until the broth reduces by half. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter. Season with salt and pepper.
Remove the chicken from the oven and place each one on a dinner plate. Add the apples and onions, and spoon the sauce over each piece of chicken. Sprinkle with the parsley.
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