Chicken Calvados

Chicken Calvados

7 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Kaye Lynn
Recipe by  Kaye Lynn

“Calvados is an apple brandy that is made only in the Normandy region of Spain. This simple but elegant dish can be made with Apple Jack or any apple brandy of your choice.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Combine flour and seasoned salt in a wide, shallow dish. Coat the chicken breasts in the seasoned flour. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in the butter, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil.
  2. Combine the onions, mushrooms, and apples in the skillet. Cook and stir until the apples are just tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the brandy, thyme, salt, and pepper; bring to a simmer. Return chicken to the pan; cook, uncovered, about 10 minutes. Stir in cream, and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.

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Absolutely loved it! A good hot weather dish. I made it as written and served the apples and onions on the side with buttered rice. This will be a company meal for me.



This was good, but the sauce is veeerrrrryy rich. I loved the creativity of the recipe, as I have never had these ingredients together before, but I can't give 5 stars because my family didn't love it. It was a beautiful entree and to present it, I didn't add the chicken to the sauce, but spooned the thickened mixture over the chicken. If I could rate it 4.5 stars, I would. Thanks for sharing such an interesting recipe!



This is my husband's fav meal! It is on the menu at his fav restaurant, but it is called Chicken Normandy. I have been looking for this recipe forever! Thank you very much, we moved to Costa Rica and don't get back to the States much, now I can make it here!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 716 cal
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 37.6 g
  • 58%
  • Carbs
  • 48.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 31.4 g
  • 63%
  • Cholesterol
  • 181 mg
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 869 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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