Chicken with apple chutney

March 7, 2011  •  Category:


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. Juliana says:

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

  2. Adelina says:

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

  3. Mary says:

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

  4. Familycook says:

    Hey Joumna!

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

  5. Oui, Chef says:

    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. Maria @ Scandifoodie says:

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

  7. T.W Barritt says:

    Great idea – would be delicious with pork!

  8. domi says:

    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. Ivy says:

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

  10. Sweet Artichoke says:

    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. Food Jihadist says:

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

  12. Priya says:

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

  13. Joanne says:

    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. Asia Janczak says:

    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. Conor @Hold the Beef says:

    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. FOODESSA says:

    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. Diane says:

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

  18. Steve @ HPD says:

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

  19. Karen says:

    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. chesapeake says:

    miam miam miam un délice!

  21. sweetlife says:

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


  22. Caffettiera says:

    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. fimère says:

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

  24. Claudia says:

    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. Magic of Spice says:

    What a wonderful chutney! I will have to try this 🙂

  26. Bria @ WestofPersia says:

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

  27. Mark Wisecarver says:

    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! 🙂

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