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Saucy Chicken Apple Sauté


This simple family supper is perfect for mid-week – it has few ingredients to prepare, pulls together quickly and offers a warming, nutritious meal even kids will love. Prepare steamed rice on the side while the chicken cooks.

Saucy Chicken Apple Sauté

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Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL ) minced ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb (500 g ) boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL ) each salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chili oil (optional)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 Ontario Apples*, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) rice or cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) corn starch

Instructions

1

In large heavy-bottomed skillet or wok, heat oil over medium high heat. Stir in ginger and garlic and cook 1 minute until fragrant but not browned. Stir in chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned and transfer to plate.

2

In same skillet, add chili oil. Cook onion and celery over high heat, stirring constantly, until onion is golden and softened, about 3 minutes. Add in apples, broth, vinegar and soy sauce. Bring just to boil; stir in chicken and cook 2 minutes.

3

In small bowl, whisk together corn starch with 1 tbsp (15 mL) water. Stir into sauce and let thicken slightly. Serve immediately over steamed rice.

Notes

*Variety tip: For best results use Ontario Golden Delicious, Empire or Cortland apples.

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