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Chicken in Apple Mustard Sauce

The tart, sweet apple and pungent onion make a dazzling contrast in flavours. The chicken would look nice served with mashed potatoes and a bright green vegetable. One teaspoon of dried thyme can be substituted for fresh thyme.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min


4 boneless, skinless chicken breast(s)
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp margarine
1 cup apple cider
1 cup white onion, diced
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp thyme, fresh, minced
4 sprigs thyme, fresh
4 tsp Dijon mustard
2 Gala apples, cored and cut into ½ inch (1.25 cm) slices

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Place each chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap. With a meat tenderizer, pound chicken breasts to flatten to about ½ inch (1.25 cm) thick.

  2. Melt butter (or margarine) over medium high heat in a non-stick skillet. Sauté breasts about 3 minutes on each side until golden.

  3. Add apple cider, onion, garlic and minced thyme. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Remove chicken and keep warm.

  4. Heat liquid to boiling. Add mustard to skillet and stir until well blended. Add apple slices and simmer a few minutes more until they are just tender.

  5. To serve pour apples and sauce over chicken. Garnish with a fresh sprig of thyme (optional).

Nutrition Info

Per 440 g serving Amount
Protein61 g
Fat10 g
Saturated Fat5 g
Carbohydrate23 g
Fibre2 g
Sugar15 g
Cholesterol170 mg
Sodium320 mg
Per 440 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A6
Vitamin C15
Vitamin B687
Vitamin B1251