Chicken Calvados Recipe -
Chicken Calvados Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Chicken Calvados

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"Calvados is an apple brandy that is made only in the Normandy region of Spain. This simple but elegant dish can be made with Apple Jack or any apple brandy of your choice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Combine flour and seasoned salt in a wide, shallow dish. Coat the chicken breasts in the seasoned flour. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in the butter, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil.
  2. Combine the onions, mushrooms, and apples in the skillet. Cook and stir until the apples are just tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the brandy, thyme, salt, and pepper; bring to a simmer. Return chicken to the pan; cook, uncovered, about 10 minutes. Stir in cream, and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 02, 2010

Absolutely loved it! A good hot weather dish. I made it as written and served the apples and onions on the side with buttered rice. This will be a company meal for me.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 17, 2012

I followed the recipe exactly and it was very disappointing.


8 Ratings

Oct 29, 2010

This was good, but the sauce is veeerrrrryy rich. I loved the creativity of the recipe, as I have never had these ingredients together before, but I can't give 5 stars because my family didn't love it. It was a beautiful entree and to present it, I didn't add the chicken to the sauce, but spooned the thickened mixture over the chicken. If I could rate it 4.5 stars, I would. Thanks for sharing such an interesting recipe!

Jan 18, 2012

This is my husband's fav meal! It is on the menu at his fav restaurant, but it is called Chicken Normandy. I have been looking for this recipe forever! Thank you very much, we moved to Costa Rica and don't get back to the States much, now I can make it here!

Oct 11, 2011

Amazingly delicious. We had this over steamed rice, and spinach with lemon juice on the side. I didn't change a thing except I did not take the time to go buy apple brandy. In its place I used half cooking sherry and half apple cider. The sauce, apples, and mushrooms with the rice was the best part, in my opinion.

Mar 03, 2012

Incredible recipe. I preheated my oven so after cooking my chicken I could let it stay warm. Simple to prepare, very elegant and the sauce is bursting w/ flavour. I used a fine Calvados instead of the apple jack brand of apple brandy

Dec 17, 2011

Yep, my bad. Normandy is indeed in France. Sorry about that. I must have been geographically challenged the day I posted this recipe. AR didn't catch the mistake either. Thanks for the correction. Kaye


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  • Calories
  • 716 kcal
  • 36%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 181 mg
  • 60%
  • Fat
  • 37.6 g
  • 58%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 31.4 g
  • 63%
  • Sodium
  • 869 mg
  • 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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