Baked Chicken with Apples

  It’s after Labor Day…that means no more wearing white (ha, yeah right) and fall is in the air!  Regardless of the weather, it’s time to start thinking about apple cider and hay rides and changing leaves and Halloween.  Today’s recipe is perfect for getting us in the right mindset.
2 Tbsp butter
6 chicken breasts
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 c. celery, sliced
1 c. red onion, sliced
1 c. carrot, sliced
3 apples, sliced
1 Tbsp curry
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. apple juice
   Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.  While it preheats, melt your butter in an oven proof skillet over medium heat.  Season your chicken with salt and pepper and add to the pan.  Cook until it’s browned on both sides (about 3 minutes) and set it aside.
  Add your celery, onions, carrot and apples to the same skillet and allow to cook over medium heat for around 5 minutes, until the onions become tender.  Add curry, cinnamon, thyme and 1/4 tsp of salt and cook for 1 minute.  Add your liquids and stir everything to combine it.
  Re-add your chicken to the skillet (or place everything in a baking dish if you don’t have an ovenproof skillet), cover everything with a lid or tin foil and place in the preheated oven.
  Cook for 25-30 minutes (using your probe thermometer to double check it’s cooked to 165 of course!) and serve.
  Oh I love baked apples!  Adding them to this dish gives it such great flavor.  Definitely a wonderful autumn dish that we’ll be making again!

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