–4 chicken tenderloins or breast strips
–apples (2, medium, peeled and sliced)
–onion (one-half, medium)
–Dejon mustard (2 tablespoons)
–salt and pepper
–wild rice (boxed, quick-cooking)
1 – Slice the onion and place in a covered baking dish with one-quarter cup of apple juice. Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Microwave for 3 minutes on high. Peel and slice the apples. Place in the dish with the onion. Season with salt, pepper, thyme, garlic powder, and olive oil. Drop, in small amounts, a total of 2 tablespoons of Dejon mustard on top. Stir. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Nestle the chicken among the apples and onion. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, thyme, garlic powder, and a little more olive oil. Set aside.
2 – Empty the rice into a large, wide-mouthed, covered baking dish. Empty the herb packet. Add 1 and three-fourths cup of water to the rice and herbs. Season with olive oil. Microwave on high for 10 minutes.
3 – Microwave the chicken for 7 minutes (longer because of the volume of apples and onion).
4 – Serve the chicken and apples with sauce on top of the wild rice.
–chicken adapted from Real Simple; wild rice original adapted for microwave from package instructions.