You’re in for a treat with this incredible chicken breast meal inspired by a German classic, with a touch of my own twist. This dish combines the tantalizing flavors of honey and apple cider vinegar, perfectly complemented by baked beans as a side. Get ready to savor a dish like no other. Here’s what you’ll need:
5 chicken breasts
1/4 cup of raw honey (you can also use maple syrup)
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Green onions with their stems
5 cloves of diced garlic (fresh is best)
Let’s start by prepping everything. Begin with the chicken breasts. Clean and pat them dry. Then, for a unique presentation, slice each breast at a 45-degree angle, not cutting all the way through, keeping the breast in one piece. Turn the breast and slice in the opposite direction at another 45-degree angle, creating cubes while keeping the breast whole. This not only looks great but allows the flavors to penetrate better.
Season the chicken breasts generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
In a separate bowl, place some all-purpose flour and season it with a pinch of salt and pepper. Coat each chicken breast evenly with the flour mixture. This step will add a delightful crispy texture to the chicken.
In a frying pan, heat two tablespoons of butter and roughly the same amount of olive oil over high heat. When the butter starts to sizzle and smoke slightly, reduce the heat to medium-high.
Add the diced garlic to the pan and cook for about 90 seconds until fragrant.
Now, gently place each flour-coated chicken breast into the frying pan. Allow them to brown on one side for about three minutes, then turn and repeat on the other side. This initial browning step seals in the juices and builds flavor.
Flip the chicken breasts back to where the slit sides are facing up. Now, it’s time to add your apple cider vinegar and your honey (or maple syrup). Stir well to combine. The sauce will thicken around the chicken, creating a luscious glaze.
To add an extra layer of richness, throw in another clump of butter and season again with a pinch of salt and pepper. As the sauce is cooking around the chicken, tilt your pan and spoon the sauce over the top of each breast to coat them.
Once you’ve achieved a thick and glossy glaze, sprinkle your chopped green onions over the chicken. These add a wonderful freshness to the dish.
It’s time to plate it up. Serve the chicken with a generous spoonful of the honey-apple cider vinegar glaze. Paired with baked beans or your preferred side, you’re ready to enjoy a truly incredible meal.
This honey-glazed chicken breast delight is a savory masterpiece, combining sweet and tangy flavors to perfection. Enjoy your culinary creation!
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