• 43 Ratings

This quick and easy dinner recipe (under 30 minutes!) is delicious and flavorful, thanks to the bright citrus flavor from the orange.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Finely shred peel from orange; set aside. Juice orange. In a medium saucepan combine applesauce, vinegar, cardamom, juice from the orange, salt, and pepper. Bring to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.

Instructions Checklist
  • Season chicken lightly with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook until golden brown on bottom, about 4 minutes. Turn chicken and add 1/2 cup of the applesauce mixture to skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Instructions Checklist
  • To serve, top chicken with some of the applesauce mixture, orange peel, and, if desired, fresh thyme. Pass remaining applesauce mixture.

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; total fat 4g; saturated fat 1g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 66mg; sodium 207mg; potassium 341mg; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 1g; sugar 13g; protein 27g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 97IU; vitamin c 35mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 10mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 12mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 30mg; iron 1mg.


43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
Fantastic & easy, 5 stars, I'd give it 6 if I could! Enough addictive, gutsy sauce for 2 pounds chicken--so flavorful we forgot to use the orange peel & it was still outstanding! I used nutmeg, added 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch to thicken a bit, will go scant on the black pepper next time. Don't go generous on the balsamic, either. No fresh thyme so I added 2 shakes ground. 2/3 c cinnamon applesauce equals 2, 4 ounce individual serving cups w/total 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon added. Would serve this to company!
Rating: Unrated
balsamic vinegar is ingredient #3
Rating: Unrated
Why is called Balsamic glazed? No balsamic vinegar in it?