Chicken with apple chutney

I adore apples; and I am already mourning the end of their season. So,  why not make a chutney? It is easy and goes with anything. (I would love to make it with duck).

Here it is served with  chicken thighs cooked in the  skillet with some seven-spice seasoning  and deglazed with a splash of white wine.



  • 5 apples (I used Gala)
  • 1 1/2 cups of onion
  • 3/4 cup of golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider molasses (use honey as a substitute)
  • 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of hot water
  • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • a grind of black pepper, a teaspoon of salt
  • 3 Tablespoons of olive oil

  1. Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil; fry 1 cup of chopped onions till the onions are translucent.
  2. Add 4 cups of cut-up apples (I used Gala), 3/4 cup of golden raisins, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, a pinch of cinnamon, 1/2 cup of apple cider molasses (can substitute honey), 1/2 cup of hot water, 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar, 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar a grind of black pepper and some salt (to taste).
  3. Cover the pot and simmer for one hour or longer until the apples are meltingly tender and the mixture is like a chutney.

Serve with some pork chops or pork tenderloin or chicken thighs or anything that strikes your fancy.

Chutney recipe inspired by Chef Antony Cointre  Chutney pomme-raisin.

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  1. Posted March 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Love the idea of chicken and apple chutney…always love some sweet. Great combination. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead :-)

  2. Posted March 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Yum… This chutney sounds and looks great. I have some turkey at home and would love to try it with turkey.

  3. Posted March 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    It is hard to beat a homemade chutney and yours sounds especially delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  4. Posted March 7, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Hey Joumna!

    Like everything you cook, The Apple chutney looks Yummy and is an interesting way to eat them.

  5. Posted March 7, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Lucky me, I have some duck in the freezer and will ABSOLUTELY be making this chutney to go with it. Love the unexpected addition of turmeric…YUM! – S

  6. Posted March 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    That chutney sounds so delicious with all those spices! Great pared with chicken, I can imagine :-)

  7. Posted March 7, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    Great idea – would be delicious with pork!

  8. Posted March 7, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    Bonjour Joumana, tendre poulet accompagné d’ un délicieux chutney ( compotée ) délicatement parfumé, voilà qui ferait un bon repas. Bisous et passe une belle journée

  9. Posted March 8, 2011 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    I’ve never made chutney before and now that I’ve seen this recipe I would really like to make some.

  10. Posted March 8, 2011 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    Hi Joumana!
    Apple chutney is a perfect companion to many dishes and your recipe sounds delicious!
    To reply to your question; both Siri’s and my blog are vegetarian blogs, but if the bacon is optional, I will definitely accept your artichoke pesto! These two words already make me hungry… :-)

  11. Posted March 8, 2011 at 4:30 am | Permalink

    Ahh… I am such a sucker for chutneys with meat. As always, looks wonderful!

  12. Posted March 8, 2011 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    Apple chutney sounds so delicious with all those spices,beautiful pair with chicken..

  13. Posted March 8, 2011 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    I like to tell myself that apples are always in season but I guess that’s not really true. I should make some chutney and then they CAN be in season year-round! Looks delicious.

  14. Posted March 8, 2011 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    I have to pass this recipe to my mom – she is a big fan of the apple & chicken combo :) I love the sound of this recipe, I’ll try it as well.

  15. Posted March 8, 2011 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Oooh Joumana you have made me suddenly not so sad about the fact that summer will soon be leaving us here. I will have apples soon! Beautiful dish!

  16. Posted March 8, 2011 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    The apple chutney alone has given me a warm feeling inside. I can adapt this great combo of ingredients with a multitude of foods. I also find that healthwise, you could not have come up with a better combination. Well done Joumana ;o)

    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

  17. Posted March 8, 2011 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    I could try this with the chutney that I made from the garden last summer. Thanks for the idea. Diane

  18. Posted March 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    If eating chutney out of the jar with a spoon is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Cheers!

  19. Posted March 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Great recipe and so full of flavor! I can picture this with all kinds of grilled meats…delicious. By the way, your Earl Grey Cake looks scrumptious, too!

  20. Posted March 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    miam miam miam un délice!

  21. Posted March 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Apples and chicken, what a great combo..the sweet apple paired next to the dark meat form thighs..yummy dinner idea!


  22. Posted March 8, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Apples with meat and apples with spices are so good, so this chutney is a double hit! Have you tried canning it for the apple-less months?
    No matter how much I love apples, there is so much going on in spring/summer that I don’t miss them. I can’t wait for strawberries.

  23. Posted March 8, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    une superbe recette de chutney aux pommes en plus elle doit être succulente en accompagnement des cuisses de poulet
    bonne soirée

  24. Posted March 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    This is a wonderful way to bid farewell to winter and its produce. It’s celebratory – but lighter than typical winter fare. You can bet I will be doing this – I need to do something to spice up my chicken dinners!

  25. Posted March 8, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful chutney! I will have to try this :)

  26. Posted March 9, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    Another recipe that’s right up my alley. Love chicken thighs, apples, and all of the spices featured here. Lovely.

  27. Posted June 26, 2011 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    I made this yesterday and it came out absolutely delicious.
    Added a few fresh peaches w/skin, and doubled the amount of cinnamon to match.
    Served it with BBQ’d chicken, corn and rice, oh my gosh! :-)

  28. Joumana
    Posted June 26, 2011 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    @Mark: S glad to hear it! The addition of peaches is a swell idea for the summer especially!

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