APPLE, CHICKEN, AND PECAN STRUDEL
Makes 6 half-portion servings.
• 2 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• 4 T light oil
• 1 C apple cider, divided
• 1 shallots, diced
• 1/4 head Nappa cabbage, cut into thinly sliced strips
• 1/2 C toasted pecan pieces
• 2 tart cooking apples, peeled, cored, and cut into small diced pieces
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper, to taste.
In heavy skillet, over medium heat, brown the chicken breasts in 2 tablespoons oil, about 3 minutes on each side. Reduce heat, and add ½ cup apple cider.
Simmer breasts for about 10 minutes until completely cooked but still soft.
Remove from pan, cool, and julienne; reserve.
Heat shallots and cabbage in 2 tablespoons oil, cooking out all moisture.
Remove from pan and reserve. Allow any excess moisture to drain.
Add remaining ½ cup of cider and pecans to pan and reduce cider to thick glaze.
Add apples and toss a for few minutes.
Return all ingredients to pan, season with salt and pepper, and cook briefly to remove any free moisture.
Set aside; allow to cool before assembling strudels.
• 12 sheets of phyllo dough
• Melted butter to brush phyllo
Brush dough with butter, fold in half.
Place about 3 tablespoons of filling on edge of the phyllo; roll into individual strudels, brushing with butter.
Bake strudels at 425°F for about 15 minutes, until dough is golden.
Allow to rest 3 to 4 minutes before cutting to serve. Makes 12 servings.
Approximate Nutrition Analysis (per serving): calories, 200; fiber, 2 g; fat, 12 g; cholesterol, 14 mg; sodium, 103 mg, calories from fat, 54%.
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