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Braised Chicken with Apple-Cream Sauce

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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  20 Minutes
  Makes 6 servings
Since any cut apple surface exposed to air discolors quickly, slice the apples just before cooking them. Rinse the leeks thoroughly before using to remove any dirt that may be hidden between the layers, and slice only the white end.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 1/2 pounds total)
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 medium cooking apples, cored and sliced
1 medium leek, sliced (2/3 cup)
1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider
1/2 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/3 cup dairy sour cream
2 teaspoons cornstarch
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DIRECTIONS
In a large, heavy skillet brown the chicken breast halves in hot oil over medium heat, turning once. Remove chicken from skillet. Add the apples and leek to the skillet and cook over low heat for 2 minutes. Return the chicken breasts to the skillet. Add apple juice or cider and chicken bouillon granules. Sprinkle with thyme and white pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, or till chicken is tender and no pink remains. Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm.


In a small mixing bowl stir together sour cream and cornstarch. Stir in 2-3 tablespoons of the pan juices to thin the mixture; add to remaining pan juices in skillet. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Spoon sauce over chicken.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 6 servings
Calories: 351
Fat. Total: 8g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 12g
Sodium: 260mg
% Cal. from Fat: 21%
Cholesterol: 143mg
Protein: 55g
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