Brandy Chicken with Sage

Brandy Chicken with Sage

Apple, sage, and chicken are a natural trio in the fall. If you find yourself craving Thanksgiving-style flavour but are short on time, these chicken breasts are just the ticket.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 4 bone-in, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 cup (250 mL) onion(s), minced
  • 3 Granny Smith apple(s), sliced (save 8 slivers for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) brandy
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sage, fresh, minced (save 4 + leaves for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) lemon zest
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Coat chicken with flour on all sides. This is easily done in a freezer bag.

  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a skillet. Add chicken and brown on all sides. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and any remaining flour.

  3. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm. Reduce heat to medium and cook onions, garlic and apples for 3 minutes. Add brandy, sage, lemon juice and lemon zest and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  4. Return chicken pieces to the pan. Bring to a boil and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until sauce is thickened and chicken is thoroughly cooked, juices run clear when pierced with a knife and the internal temperature of each chicken breast reaches 165°F (74°C).

  5. Top each serving with the brandy sage sauce and garnish with fresh sage leaves and slivers of green apple. Serve immediately.

Try other tart, firm apples instead of Granny Smith. Use an apple brandy instead of regular brandy.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 475 g serving Amount
  • Calories 530
  • Protein 63 g
  • Fat 12 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Carbohydrate 27 g
  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sugar 13 g
  • Cholesterol 155 mg
  • Sodium 440 mg
  • Per 475 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 29
  • Calcium 6
  • Iron 10
  • Vitamin A 4
  • Vitamin C 30
  • Vitamin B6 90
  • Vitamin B12 51
  • Folate 12
  • Magnesium 41
  • Zinc 29

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