French-Style Chicken Recipe
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French-Style Chicken Recipe

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"When I have friends over, I make this classy light recipe and serve with a tossed salad and crisp French bread," writes Catherine Johnston of Stafford, New York. "Toasted almond slices sprinkled on top add a crunchy, finishing touch."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1-1/3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 medium unpeeled apples, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider or juice, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 186 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with lemon-pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, combine the broth, apples, onion, 3 tablespoons cider, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and remaining cider until smooth; stir into apple mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Top with chicken; sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as French-Style Chicken in Taste of Home February/March 2007, p47

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lengelfam 77182
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"My family loves this meal. It is a quick and yummy meal for autumn evenings or cold winter nights."

EmDem23 136718
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"Simple and tasty, but not for the traditional (meaning my kids don't like it). Served with sweet potatoes, this is a great healthy dish that feels like you're indulging."

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