Apple Dijon Chicken

Oh man guys… our dinner last night was GOOD.  This is a recipe my husband whipped together a week or two ago.  I love being married to someone who is creative in the kitchen.  It is nice having someone to bounce ideas off of and to help make our food.  His creations always turn out well and they are usually experiments.  He has a gift.

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We have been on a quest to make a good apple dijon chicken dish and he definitely won this one.  Are you ready for it?  I thought you might be:-) First you need to prep the vegetables and apples.  I chop or slice the carrots, onions and peppers into pretty small pieces, but I like to keep the apple slices a little larger.  That way you can really get a good apple flavor in those bites.

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Also we recommend using Granny Smith apples.  Usually I don’t care what apple I am using for a recipe, but apples can lose some of their flavor as you are cooking them.  Granny Smith apples have a really strong flavor to start with so they will still possess a decent amount of flavor after the meal has finished cooking.

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I prefer to cook this in a skillet because we don’t have a pan large enough to comfortably hold everything.  Pick whatever pan or skillet will be easiest for you and add the apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, chicken broth and agave into the pan and mix them together.  Then add your vegetables and apples and stir them into the sauce.  Cut your chicken into small pieces and add it to the pan as well.  Stir occasionally and cook on medium or medium high for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and the carrots are tender.  Salt to your taste.

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Apple Dijon Chicken (serves 4-5)

2/3 C apple cider vinegar

1/2 C dijon mustard

2/3 C chicken broth

1/2 C agave

8 chicken breasts or thighs

2 granny smith apples

6 carrots

1 onion

2 bell peppers

Salt

  1. Peel and slice carrots, dice onion and peppers and cut apple into slices.
  2. Add apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, chicken broth and agave to large pan or skillet and mix together.
  3. Add vegetables and apples to the pan/skillet.
  4. Thaw chicken, if frozen, and cut into small pieces.  Add cut chicken to the rest of the ingredients and raise heat to medium or medium high.  Stir occasionally and cook until carrots are tender and chicken is cooked, approximately 20 minutes.
  5. Salt to taste.

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You can eat this alone or you can put it over a bed of rice, whichever you prefer!

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