Chicken Breasts in Cream with Apples- Helen Corbitt's Potluck

This is a recipe from Helen Corbitt's Potluck,1962, a cookbook that I got in a cookbook swap. This is what she says about the recipe: "This is a favorite buffet dinner, because it can be done ahead of time and reheated. I usually serve it with brown rice and asparagus simply dressed with lemon juice. I serve this frequently when I wish to impress guests."

Chicken Breasts in Cream with Apples

4 broiling size chicken breasts of 4 halves of chicken

4 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons minced onion

4 peeled fresh apple rings, 1/2 inch thick

3/4 cup cider

1/4 cup brandy

1 cup heavy cream

Salt and pepper

Saute the chicken breasts in the butter with the onion over low heat. Poach the apple rings in the cider until soft. Add brandy to the chicken and ignite. Always light brandy and burn off. You destroy the raw taste of the brandy. Add cider left from poaching the apples. Cook at low heat until chicken is tender, about 10 minutes. Add cream and continue cooking until the sauce is thickened. Season to your taste. Place chicken on serving platter, 1 slice of apple on each piece and pour sauce over all. Run under broiler to brown.

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