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Seared Chicken Breasts with Apple-Dijon Sauce

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Seared Chicken Breasts with Apple-Dijon Sauce
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 4
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There’s nothing like a pan sauce to make you look like the culinary superstar you already know you are. Our finished-in-the-oven breasts make easy work of a pan sauce, and the apple-Dijon sauce is so tasty, you’ll never want to settle for take-out again.

Ingredients

4
tablespoons butter
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup thinly sliced onion
1
large red apple, cored and thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1
cup Progresso™ unsalted chicken stock (from 32-oz carton)
1
package (5 oz) baby spinach

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheet with sides with foil.
  • 2 In 12-inch skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat. Pat chicken dry, then rub in salt. Cook in skillet 4 to 5 minutes or until browned and chicken releases easily from pan. Turn and cook 2 minutes longer. Transfer to cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
  • 3 Meanwhile, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in skillet, then add onion. Cook 5 to 6 minutes or until onion is translucent and begins to brown. Add apple; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add mustard and stock; cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Add spinach, and stir until wilted.
  • 4 Divide sauce among 4 plates; top each with a chicken breast.
Tips  

Mix it up! Sub pears for the apples and baby arugula for the spinach for a fun twist.

Chicken breasts can vary tremendously in size. For safety’s sake, test the internal temperature of the meat before serving. If chicken is not at least 165°F, continue to bake a few minutes longer.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
160
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
27%
(
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
,
Trans Fat
1/2g
)
Cholesterol
135mg
44%
Sodium
580mg
24%
Potassium
660mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
,
Sugars
7g
)
Protein
39g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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