Skillet Apple Chicken Recipe -
Skillet Apple Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Skillet Apple Chicken

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"This delightfully fragrant mix of chicken, apples, and seasonings will surprise your palate with its complex flavors!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook the chicken 5 minutes.
  2. Gradually stir the apples into the skillet, and continue cooking 15 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear and apples are tender. Thoroughly mix in the garlic salt, pepper, pumpkin pie spice, and tarragon.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 14, 2009

I made a lot of changes to this and the resulting recipe was really tasty. Firstly, I fried some onion in olive oil. When the onion was softened, I added 2 minced garlic cloves and cooked that for about a minute while stirring. Then I added the chicken seasoned with salt and pepper, cooked for 5 minutes, then flipped the chicken and added two thinly sliced apples, 1 tsp crushed dried rosemary, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, and some apple juice in which to braise the chicken. I covered this and let it simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. When it was finished, the apples and onion had softened together and I had a really nice thick sauce on top. This was great served over rice! With my modifications I'd give this recipe 5 stars, but I would find it too bland and dry without the onions and apple juice. Thanks for the great starter recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 08, 2004

I should have read the reviews also before preparing it the first time - way too much garlic salt! The second time it got rave reviews from all the teens eating over - modified to 2 tsp garlic salt and 1/2 tablespoon black pepper. Very simple and smells great!!

Jul 01, 2007

Excellent taste - exactly what I was looking for. I did not have pumpkin pie spice, so I replaced with cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.

Oct 24, 2007

This was a very good recipe however the spices were very overwhelming. I would cut back the pumpkin pie spice and tarragon by half, the pepper to 1/4 tsp, and the garlic salt to 1 tsp.

Nov 18, 2007

I'd never had an apple/chicken combination before so without having anything to compare it to this wasn't bad. I used 4 chicken breasts and 2 apples. The apples ended up turning to mush, will using baking apples next time. Also cut way down on the garlic salt as suggested. I added about 1 1/2 cups of apple juice to keep it from drying out. Not bad at all, will try again for sure.

Feb 01, 2007

I was feeling a bit iffy about this one, but was too intrigued not to try it. I'm so glad I did! The spices are strong, but I loved it! I followed other's suggestions and toned down the garlic a little. This is a great recipe though, with very interesting flavors!

Jan 18, 2005

I thought this was great. I didn't have tarragon but it was great without it (not sure what the taste difference would be with it, but I'll probably try it with it next time). I did add garlic powder and the salt separately to limit the salt and it came out perfect.

Oct 09, 2008

Woweeeeeee, that was a LOT of salt and pepper! I liked the way the chicken and apples looked together before I added anything else. I'll definitely try this again because I think it's a great idea, but next time, I'll just use a dash of everthing instead of the measurements given.


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  • Calories
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 12 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 2065 mg
  • 83%

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

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