Autumn Chicken Recipe

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Although my husband typically favors rich foods, he delights in eating this light sweet chicken. Apples and chicken are perfect partners.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 223 calories, 5 g fat (0 saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit 1/2 fat.


  1. In a skillet, saute onion in oil until tender; add apples and saute 1 minute longer. Place chicken in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with onion mixture. Combine apple juice and honey; pour over all. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until meat juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Autumn Chicken in Country Woman September/October 1997, p36

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"I Tried this recepie on my husband and he went back for seconds and then thirds. He loved it so much. It was also a hit with my young daughter as well."

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2009

"dverzic -- I would add salt and pepper, plus herbs like sage or thyme."

Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"I don't know what I did wwrong, but this turned out very bland. It sounded good but had very little flavor."

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2008

"The chicken was so amazing. My family really enjoyed this. Perfect for Autumn when you can go and pick your apples with your family."

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