Apple 'n' Onion Chicken Recipe
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Apple 'n' Onion Chicken Recipe

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"When I first discovered this recipe, the unique combination of flavors caught my attention. Since then, I have made this many times for company and family, and it always gets rave reviews." —Sheryl VanderWagen, Coppersville, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 medium apples, sliced
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 285 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein Diabetic Exchanges:5 lean meat, 1 vegetable 1/2 fruit 1/2 fat


  1. In a large skillet, saute apples and onions in butter for 10 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine the cheeses, bread crumbs and thyme; sprinkle over chicken. Drizzle with apple juice. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a meat thermometer reaches 170°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Apple 'n' Onion Chicken in Taste of Home April/May 2008, p32

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"The topping turned out crispy....yum! Next time I think I'll cut back on the onion and bump up the apple."

Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"The apples and onions sauteeing together in a pan created a delicious smell, and tasted even better! The crisp cheese/breading topping was very tasty as well."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

"this is the only baked chicken i will make!!! the chicken is super juicy and moist...even if you dont add the apple. The flavors blend wonderfully...Use real good swiss cheese, i like to add extra. its super wont be disappointed"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2009

"I made this last night and the only thing i liked about it was the chicken. I don't see how the apples play a role in this dish. The chicken was juicy and the breadcrumb mix was awesome, but next time I'll leave out the apples."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"Savory blend of flavors. Very tasty."

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