Cider Glazed Chicken with Brown Rice

21 Jan

cider glazed chicken

Recipe from MyRecipes.com

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 1 pound chicken breast cutlets (about 4 cutlets)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  1. Cook rice in a small saucepan. I chose the brown rice medley from Trader Joes.brown rice
  2. While rice cooks, melt 1 teaspoon butter in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan. Add cider and mustard to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until syrupy. Add chicken to pan, turning to coat. Remove from heat; set aside.photo 2
  3. Melt remaining 5 teaspoons butter in saucepan over medium-high heat; cook for 2 minutes or until browned and fragrant. Lower heat to medium; add pecans, and cook for 1 minute or until toasted, stirring frequently.
  4. Add rice and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; toss well to coat. Serve rice with chicken. Sprinkle with parsley.

Yummy! This is a different take on the boring chicken dinner. Sweet and tangy, this chicken will dance on your taste buds. My only regret, I managed to grab walnuts instead of pecans at the grocery and just made do.  Definitely the wrong flavor and I was a bit disappointed, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the chicken!photo 3

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