A Tasty Reason to Stay Inside

Baby, it’s cold outside. So let’s stay inside tonight, and transform humble chicken breasts into a culinary treat.

This recipe yields 2 servings, and the dish pairs well with an array of wines. For specific ideas, see yesterday’s blog.



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 Honeycrisp or Fuji apple, cored, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger root
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Heat broiler or grill pan.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion softens (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add the apple, balsamic vinegar, honey and ginger root. Cook, stirring frequently, until apple slices soften and onions caramelize (about 10 minutes).
  4. Meanwhile, season the chicken with salt and pepper in a broiler-safe pan. Broil chicken, turning halfway through cooking, until cooked through (about 12 minutes).
  5. Cut chicken lengthwise into slices, and transfer to plates.
  6. Top with apple-onion mixture, and serve.
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