Skillet Fried Chicken With Apple

Skillet Fried Chicken with Apple

Is there anything better than single skillet dinners? I wish every meal only required a single pot, pan or skillet! That would sure save us some clean up time. This recipe, for Skillet Fried Chicken with Apple, is everything that a comforting, cold weather dinner should be. The chicken is lightly coated in coconut flour, giving it the feel of fried chicken without the extra fat, calories and guilt. Apple cider and fresh apples along with fresh sage bring seasonal flavors and close-your-eyes worthy taste.

Skillet Fried Chicken With Apple
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
5.0 from 1 reviews

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Serves 4

  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup broth (chicken or bone)
  • ¾ cup Apple Cider
  • 2 apples, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, minced (use the smallest leaves intact as garnish)

  1. Season the chicken tenders on both sides with salt and pepper. Set 1 Tablespoon of the coconut flour aside, and dredge the chicken through the remaining coconut flour, shaking off the excess.
  2. In a 12-inch skillet place 2 Tablespoons of the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned, about 7 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate and tent with foil.
  3. Add the remaining 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil to the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 Tablespoon of coconut flour and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Deglaze the skillet with the broth and cider and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until it thickens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the apples, vinegar and sage. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer until the apples soften, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken back to the skillet, and cover with the sauce. Garnish with fresh sage leaves. Enjoy!

Calories: 325     Fat: 4g     Carbohydrates: 32g     Sugar: 18g     Sodium: 398mg     Fiber: 4g     Protein: 44g    



  • Laura Rice September 26, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I think this is the best recipe I have made of yours so far. So much flavor! I really browned the chicken, giving some wonderful crusty bits in the pan to make a luscious deep brown sauce. Can’t wait to have my leftovers for lunch today. Served it with your rustic mashed sweet potatoes and a green salad for dinner last night. On a side note, I have lost 25 lbs over the past 9 months using your recipes. Thanks for helping to get my family healthier!

    • Diana October 2, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      Hi Laura,

      Thanks for your kinds words. Congrats on your progress in your healthy lifestyle, so glad to be a part of it! I love to hear about peoples favorite recipes and success they’ve had making it.

      Please feel free to reach out at anytime. Keep up the great work! 🙂

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