Chicken Apple Almond Omelet

The other day I was trying to use up some leftover chicken, attempting a breakfast reinvention.  My 3 year old entered the kitchen, asking what was I was making.  I told him, “I’m gonna make an omelet with this chicken… What else should I put in here?”  Without hesitation, he responded, “Apples and almonds!”  I love it when he gives me recipe ideas.

It took me a couple of tries to assemble the ingredients in the way that has the best flavor and texture, but this morning’s final try was a success!  You’ll need a 10-inch (3 qt) shallow skillet/pan.

Chicken Apple Almond Omelet

Ingredients:

2 tbsp butter (coconut oil would probably work too)

3 small organic apples, chopped

1.5 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken

1 tbsp cinnamon

2/3 cup water

salt to taste

6 cage free organic eggs

1/4 cup slivered almonds

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 and place one of the racks near the top.  Melt butter in the pan over high heat.  Add diced apples, stirring frequently, and cook for 3-4 minutes.  Add chicken, cinnamon, a few sprinkles of salt, and water, and reduce heat to medium-high.  Stirring occasionally, cook until water is evaporated.

Meanwhile, wisk eggs in a large bowl.  When stovetop mixture is ready, flatten it slightly and distribute it evenly across the bottom of the pan.  Pour eggs into the pan, then tilt it slightly back and forth so that the eggs are evenly distributed across the chicken/apple combination.  Turn off stove heat and sprinkle almonds over the top.

Put the pan in the oven and bake for about 7 minutes, or until eggs are cooked through.  Slice into triangles (serves 4-6) and enjoy!

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My apologies for a lack of posting lately.  My husband and I recently accepted new job positions that will require us to move from Texas to Pennsylvania this summer, so things have been a bit crazy lately.  We’ve lived in Texas for 10 years, and we’ve put down a lot of roots here.  Both our kids were born here!  But the move is for faculty positions at another great school, and our new home will be very close to family.  And (sorry Texans, but…) I can’t stand the weather here.  🙂

We feel so blessed for this opportunity!  Posting may be sparse over the next few months while we pack and get ready to put our house on the market.  It’s an exciting time!

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