Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Recipe: Chicken-Apple Stir Fry

With apples in season right now, here's a creative way to weave them into your dinner plan. Don't forget to pick up some $1.49/lb chicken breast at Vince & Joe's to stretch your dinner dollar even further!

Chicken-Apple Stir Fry

1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (10+ oz), cut into 1” cubes
2 medium apples (tart apples are preferable), sliced ¼” thick
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar (divided into two 1T portions)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
½ teaspoon powdered Ginger

Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Place apples in pan, adding 1 tablespoon brown sugar and flipping occasionally until the apples start to brown.

Add chicken and cook until done (until chicken is firm and no pink remains; cut a piece in half to test). Sprinkle with nutmeg, cinnamon and remaining sugar, tossing a little more to dissolve. Serve over rice. Makes 2 servings.

Note from Becky: Winter squash might be a wonderful addition to this dish, though I have not tried it yet. A small sweet dumpling or half a small acorn or pie pumpkin should provide the correct amount. Simply saute the raw squash along with the apples.

Many thanks to Becky Stacy for sharing this recipe! Becky is a working mother of an 8-month old son trying to cut costs so she can become a stay at home mom within the next year or two. She is a Food Network addict and enjoys playing around with new ideas in the kitchen. You can expect to read more from Becky in the coming days including tips on farmer's markets, information on squash and other great recipes!

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