Honey-Mustard Chicken and Apples

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 24, 2024

In this sumptuous recipe, tender chicken is expertly paired with the sweet and tangy flavors of honey, mustard, and apples, creating a dish that’s as delightful to the palate as it is easy to prepare.

This dish perfectly balances the richness of the chicken with the fresh, fruity notes of apples, all brought together by the delectable honey-mustard glaze. Ideal for a cozy family dinner or a special occasion, this recipe is sure to impress.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Serving Size

  • Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 2 medium apples, cored and sliced (preferably a crisp variety like Fuji or Honeycrisp)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Fresh thyme leaves, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Prepare the Chicken:
    • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
    • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
    • Add chicken to the skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 5-6 minutes per side. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  2. Create the Sauce:
    • In the same skillet, add garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
    • Stir in honey, mustard, and apple cider vinegar, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
    • Add chicken broth and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  3. Combine Chicken, Apples, and Sauce:
    • Return the chicken to the skillet.
    • Add the sliced apples around the chicken.
    • Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 10-12 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the apples are tender.
  4. Final Touches:
    • Uncover and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to reduce the sauce slightly.
    • Garnish with fresh thyme leaves if desired.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

NutrientAmount
Calories320 kcal
Protein26g
Carbohydrates23g
Fat12g
Sugar18g
Sodium320mg

This Honey-Mustard Chicken and Apples recipe is not only a treat to your taste buds but also a simple, wholesome dish perfect for any day of the week. Enjoy the delightful interplay of flavors and the satisfaction of a home-cooked meal.