Friday, November 2, 2007

Recipe: Chicken with Apples and Cranberries

My girls love apples, and I thought this would be perfect.....but it was not. The original recipe called for tart apples, which was a bit too tart for them. Next time, I am going to try a different type of apple. The original recipe was also for a whole chicken, and was to be baked. I changed it a bit to make it easier and faster for us. My husband and I thought it was very good!


4 skinless chicken breasts, cut up into chunks
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp salt (optional)
1 tsp pepper
4 apples, peeled and diced
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1-1 /2 cups of apple juice

Heat the oil in a frying pan, and add chicken. Cook chicken until its almost done. Add apples, cranberries and apple juice. Sprinkle cinnamon, salt and pepper over mixture.
Heat to boil and then simmer for 10-15 minutes, until apples are soft.
Serve over rice or pasta.

We used Mrs. Leepers rice vegetable twists with this recipe. I added them right into the chicken mixture, and it worked well. The best thing is that this pasta is not one we usually save for leftovers because it doesn't save well. But adding it into the dish worked well, and we could eat it for lunch the next day.