Teresa Giudice's Chicken with Apple Rings


by Teresa Giudice


Posted on June 10, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 14 at 7:25 AM

Marinated Chicken Breasts with Grilled Apple Rings

by: Teresa Giudice

Makes 6 servings

We talked about how great pork tastes with apple flavoring, and the same is true of chicken. (In fact, you can use the apple-rosemary marinade with pork, as well.) This is one of my favorite grilled recipes.



Apple-Rosemary Marinade:

3/4 cup apple cider or apple juice

3/4 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio

1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary

  teaspoons salt

  teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

Chicken Breast:

3 Red Delicious or Golden Delicious apples, washed but unpeeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch rings

6 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (each 6 ounces)



To make the marinade: Whisk the apple cider, wine, onion, oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper together in a medium bowl.

Place the apple rings in a 1-quart resealable plastic bag. Pour in about 1/3 cup of the marinade (including the onion and rosemary), and close the bag. Set aside.

To make the chicken:  One at a time, place a chicken breast half between 2 plastic storage bags. Using a flat meat pounder or a rolling pin, pound the chicken until it is about 1/2-inch-thick. Place the chicken breast halves in a 1-gallon resealable plastic bag. Add the remaining marinade and close the bag. Refrigerate the bags of chicken and apple, turning occasionally, for 1 to 2 hours.

Remove the chicken and apples from the marinade, transfer to a plate, and discard the marinade. Let the chicken and apples stand at room temperature while preheating the grill.

Preheat the grill for direct heating over medium heat (400ºF).

Place the chicken on the cooking grate and close the lid. Cook until the undersides are seared with grill marks, about 4 minutes. Flip the chicken over and cook, with the lid closed as much as possible, until it feels firm when pressed with your finger, 4 to 6 minutes more. Transfer to a platter and tent with aluminum foil to keep warm. Add the apples to the grill and cook, with the lid closed, flipping once, until seared with grill marks and crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes total. Add the apples to the platter with the chicken. Serve hot.