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Skillet Fried Chicken with Apple

Prep time 10 min
Cook time 35 min
Total time 45 min

Prep time 10 min
Cook time 35 min
Total time 45 min


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. 

Serves 6

2 pounds chicken tenders

sea salt and black pepper

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)


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.


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.


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.


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.


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: 216
Fat: 12g
Carbohydrates: 21g
Sodium: 265mg
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 29g
Sugar: 12g

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