We’re always looking for easy weeknight meals, and it’s a bonus if they incorporate our favorite seasonal ingredients. So we were thrilled when The Local Moms Contributor Kate Bowler of Domestikatedlife shared this quick recipe that pairs chicken with apple. “Apples might not be top of mind for a dinner ingredient, but I love to bring them into fall dishes for a seasonal flavor. I find that the sweetness pairs really well with chicken or pork (and bonus-points for being a pretty kid-friendly addition to a dish!),” says Kate. Skipping dairy? Swap in olive oil for the butter. The best part of using chicken thighs? They’re super quick, cheap, and have enough fat to reheat without drying out.

Apple Dijon Skillet Chicken

INGREDIENTS

1 Tbsp. Of Butter
1 Small Yellow Onion, Diced
1.25 Lbs. Of Chicken Thighs
2 Red Apples, Cored And Diced
¾ Cup Of Chicken Stock
1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
Salt And Pepper
Fresh Parsley, For Garnishing
Roasted Potatoes, For Serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In A Cast Iron Skillet, Melt Butter Over Medium Heat And Sauté Diced Yellow Onion Until It Beings To Soften.
  2. Season Chicken Thighs Well With Salt And Pepper, And Add To The Hot Skillet For About 7-10 Minutes, Until Browned And Cooked Through.
  3. Remove The Chicken Thighs From The Pan And Set Aside; Add Diced Apple Pieces To The Pan And Cook For 2 Minutes Until They Begin To Soften.
  4. Add Chicken Stock Slowly To The Pan, Using A Wooden Spoon To Scrape Up Any Bits From The Bottom Of The Skillet. Whisk In The Dijon Mustard And Simmer The Sauce For 10 Minutes Until It Thickens And Reduced By About ⅓.
  5. Add Chicken Back To The Pan To Warm Before Serving, And Garnish With Fresh Chopped Parsley.

Optional: Serve With Roasted Potatoes; Spoon The Extra Sauce Over The Potatoes When Serving.

 

Apple Cinnamon Muffins (nut free)

Got this recipe from my favorite Paleo Blogger; Paleomg and you can not go wrong with any of her fun, healthy and easy recipes!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 apple, cored and diced (I used a pink lady apple)
  • 3/4 cup applesauce (I used cinnamon applesauce)
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or coconut oil), melted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, cinnamon and apple.
  3. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well until combined.
  4. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the mixture into 10 muffin tins (I used a silicone muffin liner).
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Let cool slightly before removing from silicone liner.

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