Chicken with Apple BBQ Sauce

with roasted mushrooms, asparagus, and crispy sage

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
A note about serious food allergies

Apple juice is no longer for the kiddies! We've turned apple juice, that beverage served in a box that goes with carrot sticks, into a tasty BBQ sauce. And if that's not enough creation for you, you'll be crisping up sage leaves in a pan, garnishing this dish with an herbaceous flourish that will make your adult tastebuds play like a child.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Shallot
  • 8 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • 6 oz. Asparagus
  • 4 Sage Sprigs
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 4 fl. oz. Apple Juice
  • ½ fl. oz. Honey
  • 2 tsp. Chicken Base
  • 5½ fl. oz. Tomato Juice
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    409
  • Carbohydrates
    35g
  • Fat
    10g
  • Protein
    47g
  • Sodium
    1158mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
    1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Peel and mince shallot. Quarter mushrooms. Trim woody ends off asparagus. Stem sage. Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry, and season both sides with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

  • Step 2 - Roast the Vegetables
    2

    Roast the Vegetables

    Place asparagus on prepared baking sheet and toss with ½ tsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Spread into a single layer on one side. Add mushrooms to other side and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil, ½ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper. Spread into a single layer on their side. Roast until vegetables are tender and lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. While vegetables roast, make crispy sage.

  • Step 3 - Make the Crispy Sage
    3

    Make the Crispy Sage

    Line a plate with a paper towel. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a medium non-stick pan over medium heat. Add sage leaves to hot pan and cook, stirring constantly, until leaves are crispy and slightly darken in color, 1-2 minutes. Transfer to towel-lined plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • Step 4 - Cook the Chicken
    4

    Cook the Chicken

    Return pan used to crisp sage to medium heat. Add ½ tsp. olive oil and chicken to hot pan. Cook until well-browned and chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-6 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • Step 5 - Make the Apple BBQ Sauce
    5

    Make the Apple BBQ Sauce

    Return pan used to cook chicken to medium-high heat. Add ½ tsp. olive oil and shallot to hot pan. Cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add apple juice, honey, and chicken base. Bring to a simmer and cook until reduced slightly, 2 minutes. Add tomato juice and any accumulated juices from resting chicken. Cook until thickened, 3-4 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish
    6

    Plate the Dish

    Place a serving of mushrooms and asparagus on a plate with chicken in front. Serve apple BBQ sauce in front of chicken, and garnish chicken and mushrooms with crispy sage leaves.