Family Meal: Rosemary-Cider Chicken

with roasted apples and butternut squash

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk

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Few things are better than a homemade meal, and when the meal in question includes a juicy chicken breast braised in apple cider and rosemary, you've just cranked the comfort dial all the way to 11! Tender roasted apples and butternut squash bathed in a rich shallot-speckled pan sauce provide the savory and sweet sides of a filling meal that warms you to the core.

In Your Box

  • 2 Shallots
  • 4 Rosemary Sprigs
  • 2 Fuji Apples
  • 2 Sage Sprigs
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 18 oz. Butternut Squash, Cubed
  • 4 fl. oz. Sherry
  • Info
    4 tsp. Chicken Demi-Glace
  • 4 fl. oz. Apple Cider
  • Info
    1⅕ oz. Butter
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    520
  • Carbohydrates
    35g
  • Fat
    19g
  • Protein
    57g
  • Sodium
    834mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
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    Prepare the Ingredients

    Peel and mince shallots. Stem and mince rosemary. Core apples and cut into thick 1 ½” slices. Stem and mince sage. Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry, and season both sides with 1 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

  • Step 2 - Roast Apples and Butternut Squash
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    Roast Apples and Butternut Squash

    Place butternut squash, apple slices, and half the sage on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 Tbsp. olive oil, ½ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper. Spread into a single layer and bake until fork tender and slightly caramelized, 20-25 minutes. While squash and apples roast, sear chicken.

  • Step 3 - Sear the Chicken
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    Sear the Chicken

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and chicken to hot pan and cook until browned, 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to plate. Chicken will finish cooking later. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • Step 4 - Start the Sauce
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    Start the Sauce

    Place pan used to sear chicken over medium-high heat. Add shallots to hot pan and cook until aromatic, 30 seconds. Add cooking sherry and simmer 1 minute. No need to season sauce, as demi-glace added later has enough salt.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Sauce and Chicken
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    Finish the Sauce and Chicken

    Add demi-glace, apple cider, and rosemary to pan. Lower heat to medium and return chicken and any accumulated juices to pan. Cover and cook until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees and sauce is slightly reduced, 6-8 minutes. Remove from burner and swirl in butter. Adding butter off the heat enriches and thickens the sauce without breaking it.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish
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    Plate the Dish

    Spoon sauce onto a plate. Arrange roasted butternut squash and apples on sauce. Place chicken breast on top and garnish with remaining sage (to taste).