This One-Pan Spiced Apple Chicken with Bacon and Onions is sweet and smoky, tender and juicy! Perfect for a fall or winter dinner. #paleo #chicken #recipe

One-Pan Spiced Chicken with Apples and Bacon

This One-Pan Spiced Chicken with Apples, Bacon and Onions is sweet and smoky, tender and juicy! Perfect for a fall or winter dinner. Paleo.
Course Entrée/Main
Cuisine American, Canadian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 455kcal
Author Flavour & Savour


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts about 4 oz. each
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • pepper
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon
  • 2 medium apples cored and cut into eighths
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped


  • Season one side of the chicken breasts with half of the allspice, turmeric and a few grinds of pepper. Set aside.
  • Slice bacon into 1-inch lengths and fry in a large skillet until almost crisp. Remove with tongs to paper towel. Drain all but 2 tbsp oil from the pan.
  • Add chicken, seasoned side down and sprinkle with the remaining spices. Brown on both sides, 3- 4 minutes per side, then remove to a plate.
  • Add onions and cook until softened and just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add apples, turning so they brown on both sides.
    onions and apples browning for Spiced Chicken with Apples and Bacon
  • Add lemon juice, chicken broth and honey and stir, scraping up any brown bits. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Arrange chicken breasts on top, cover and cook for about 6-7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside. If the sauce seems too runny, remove the lid and let it reduce.
  • Serve with lightly sautéed green vegetables, like kale, collards or broccoli.


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 535mg | Potassium: 804mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg