Chicken with Apple Cream Sauce Recipe
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Chicken with Apple Cream Sauce Recipe

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Topping chicken with an apple cream sauce is unique and delicious way to serve it. We think the sauce is absolutely wonderful.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 353 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 391mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, trace fiber), 35g protein


  1. In a large skillet, brown the chicken in oil over medium heat for 4 minutes on each side. Combine the apple juice, lemon juice, rosemary, salt and pepper; pour over chicken. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  2. Combine cornstarch and cream until smooth; gradually stir into cooking liquid in skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add parsley. Return chicken to skillet and heat through. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Apple cream Sauce in Country August/September 1999, p49

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"The first time I made this recipe, I liked it but felt that the chicken didn't absorb enough flavor. The next time, I cut the chicken breasts into strips and that helped. (The presentation isn't quite as nice as giving each person a whole piece of chicken, but it tastes better.)"

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"This was just marginal okay. From the reviews I thought this was going to be better. No offense intended, but this was really blah."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"I have made this many times over the past several years. It is absolutely delicious!"

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"Great texture and easy to make! A bit bland in spices...I just threw a bit more salt and pepper in!"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"The best chiken breast recipe ever"

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