Ginger Apple Chicken

1-1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
Dash ground cloves
2 boned and skinned chicken breast halves (1/2 pound)
1 cup unsweetened apple cider or apple juice
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup rice
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
1 small tart green apple, cored and thinly sliced
2 tsp thinly sliced green onion

Combine spices in shallow container. Reserve 1/2 teaspoon. Rub remaining spices onto chicken breast halves; set aside. Bring cider and water to a boll in 8-inch skillet. Stir in rice, reserved spices and, if desired, salt. Arrange chicken and apples on top. Cover tightly and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand covered until all liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Transfer to individual serving plates. Sprinkle with green onion.

Makes 2 servings.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana