Creamy Spiced Apple Pecan Chicken (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Whole30)

This yummy fall dish combines spiced chicken with a creamy toasted apple pecan sauce that the whole family will love! Only 1 pan, and 20 minutes is all you need for this simple weeknight dinner!

Creamy Spiced Apple Pecan Chicken (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Whole30)

Ingredients
  1.  3-4 large chicken breasts
  2.  2 tsp cumin
  3.  1 tsp cinnamon
  4.  1/2 tsp cardamom
  5.  1/2 tsp salt
  6.  3 tbsp olive oil divided
  7.  1 clove garlic crushed
  8.  2 large apples peeled and diced into 1/2 inch chunks
  9.  1 cup chopped pecans
  10.  1.5 cups full fat coconut milk*
  11.  1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  12.  1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  13.  1 tbsp water
  14.  salt to taste

Instructions
  • Begin by heating a large skillet to medium high heat.
  • Prepare your chicken breasts by pounding them to be thinner, and possibly cutting them in half (if they are HUGE).
  • In a small bowl stir together the cumin, cinnamon, cardamom and salt. Coat or rub the chicken with spices.
  • Add 2 tbsp olive oil to your pan once hot, and begin to cook the chicken. Sear on each side for 2-3 minutes (depending on thickness of chicken). Chicken does not need to be fully cooked, but almost cooked. Set aside and cover with foil.
  • Place remaining olive oil in the skillet and add garlic, apples, and pecans. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until apples soften and pecans are fragrant. Continue to scrape the bottom of the pan to collect spices from the chicken.