Easy Apple Cider Chicken With Couscous

Updated on September 8, 2018
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Victoria is a stay-at-home mom, author, blogger at Healthy at Home, and educator. She currently lives in Colorado with her family.

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Since we are moving into the fall season, I've been trying to think of some yummy fall dishes to serve. Looking through my refrigerator and pantry, I spied some chicken, apples, and asparagus—and I knew I had the perfect makings for a yummy meal. I love the fall, and I love apple-themed dishes!

It was already 5 p.m., so I opted for the Instant Pot option and chopped my chicken smaller so that it would cook faster. I tossed all of my ingredients into the Instant Pot, used apple cider vinegar for more apple flavor, added honey to sweeten up the dish, and voila! The couscous came in because it was fast to make, and my rice cooker (Instant Pot) was being used.

Dinner doesn't have to be difficult or take a long time to make. Honestly, if I just had chicken and a veggie, I could have covered them in just about any kind of sauce and tossed them into the oven as well. Pasta sauce, preserves, Ranch dressing, onion soup mix, or even Alfredo sauce would all have been amazing! Since I can make any and all of these sauces from home myself, I always have tons of yummy options.

You could even use a variety of veggies in place of the asparagus. Carrots, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, or even green beans or cauliflower would have been delicious in this dish. Feel free to mix and match to get the dish you are craving.

5 stars from 2 ratings of Apple Cider Chicken

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Dinner for 4 adults

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 1 pound asparagus spears, (or other veggie)
  • 3 apples
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1/4-1/2 cup honey

Instructions

  1. Thaw your chicken breasts, if needed, and slice them into large chunks. Place them into the bottom of your Instant Pot.
  2. Cut the ends off of your asparagus spears, and then cut them in half. Place them on top of your chicken pieces.
  3. Core and slice up your apples. Spread them on top of your veggies.
  4. Add in your apple cider vinegar, salt, rosemary and honey.
  5. Close and lock your Instant Pot and set to manual for 10 minutes.
  6. I let the Instant Pot naturally depressurize, but you could release the pressure yourself right away if you'd like.
  7. For your couscous, heat a bowl of water in the microwave or on the stove for a couple minutes. Take off heat and add dry couscous. Cover and let sit for about 5 minutes.
  8. Yum! Serve your meal with your couscous.
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I used my Instant Pot for this, but you could just as easily use your crockpot or the oven.Thaw your chicken breasts if needed.Chop into smaller pieces for faster cooking.Cut the ends off of your asparagus and cut them in half.Slice up your apples.Toss it all into the Instant Pot.Add your apple cider vinegar.Some salt.Some rosemary.Ad finally add your honey.Set your Instant Pot to 10 minutes.Heat up some water in the microwave for a couple of minutes.Pour in 1 cup of couscous.Cover for 5 minutes.All done.Fluff and serve.
I used my Instant Pot for this, but you could just as easily use your crockpot or the oven.
I used my Instant Pot for this, but you could just as easily use your crockpot or the oven.
Thaw your chicken breasts if needed.
Thaw your chicken breasts if needed.
Chop into smaller pieces for faster cooking.
Chop into smaller pieces for faster cooking.
Cut the ends off of your asparagus and cut them in half.
Cut the ends off of your asparagus and cut them in half.
Slice up your apples.
Slice up your apples.
Toss it all into the Instant Pot.
Toss it all into the Instant Pot.
Add your apple cider vinegar.
Add your apple cider vinegar.
Some salt.
Some salt.
Some rosemary.
Some rosemary.
Ad finally add your honey.
Ad finally add your honey.
Set your Instant Pot to 10 minutes.
Set your Instant Pot to 10 minutes.
Heat up some water in the microwave for a couple of minutes.
Heat up some water in the microwave for a couple of minutes.
Pour in 1 cup of couscous.
Pour in 1 cup of couscous.
Cover for 5 minutes.
Cover for 5 minutes.
All done.
All done.
Fluff and serve.
Fluff and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 218
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Carbohydrates 16 g5%
Sugar 5 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 24 g48%
Cholesterol 23 mg8%
Sodium 83 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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If you don't have an Instant Pot but would still like this meal, try tossing all of your ingredients into a well-greased casserole dish and baking it at 375 for 30 minutes. You could even toss this into the crockpot and cook on low for about 3-4 hours. In fact, even a covered pot on the stove would work if you brown and saute your chicken breasts for a bit first.

Don't have apples? What about pears, peaches or apricots? Or even applesauce. This dish doesn't even need the fruit, but boy were those apples yummy! To round out this meal, why not serve some yummy peach cobbler, peach and berry pie, or apple pie. You can even make your own homemade vanilla ice cream to serve your breakfast a la mode.

Be on the lookout for many more great fall-themed dinner recipes to really bring the season into your home this year. But these don't just have to be eaten during the fall by any means. Enjoy this dish all year round. Be sure to check out my collection of yummy recipes for even more dinner ideas!

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      • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

        Victoria Van Ness 

        4 weeks ago from Fountain, CO

        Thank you for the wonderful comments. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we did!

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        Susan Hazelton 

        5 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        What a terrific recipe. I can't wait to try it.

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        RTalloni 

        5 weeks ago from the short journey

        Start to finish yum here. Indeed, why not serve those pies after such a lovely fall meal.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        5 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        This rwecipe sounds delicious. I love so many of your recipes. Than you. Have a great weekend.

      • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

        Victoria Van Ness 

        5 weeks ago from Fountain, CO

        Thank you Eric! I hope you know how much that means to me. Thank you again for the constant support.

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        Eric Dierker 

        5 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Loving life and your addition to ours -- rock on.

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