Chicken with apple chutney
March 7, 2011 • Category: Main Dish
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.
TO MAKE THE CHUTNEY:
- 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
- Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil; fry 1 cup of chopped onions till the onions are translucent.
- 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).
- 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.
29 Comments • Comments Feed
Love the idea of chicken and apple chutney…always love some sweet. Great combination. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead 🙂
On March 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm
Yum… This chutney sounds and looks great. I have some turkey at home and would love to try it with turkey.
On March 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm
It is hard to beat a homemade chutney and yours sounds especially delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary
On March 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm
Like everything you cook, The Apple chutney looks Yummy and is an interesting way to eat them.
On March 7, 2011 at 9:31 pm
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
On March 7, 2011 at 9:35 pm
Maria @ Scandifoodie says:
That chutney sounds so delicious with all those spices! Great pared with chicken, I can imagine 🙂
On March 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm
T.W Barritt says:
Great idea – would be delicious with pork!
On March 7, 2011 at 10:55 pm
Bonjour Joumana, tendre poulet accompagné d’ un délicieux chutney ( compotée ) délicatement parfumé, voilà qui ferait un bon repas. Bisous et passe une belle journée
On March 7, 2011 at 11:51 pm
I’ve never made chutney before and now that I’ve seen this recipe I would really like to make some.
On March 8, 2011 at 1:41 am
Sweet Artichoke says:
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… 🙂
On March 8, 2011 at 2:17 am
Food Jihadist says:
Ahh… I am such a sucker for chutneys with meat. As always, looks wonderful!
On March 8, 2011 at 4:30 am
Apple chutney sounds so delicious with all those spices,beautiful pair with chicken..
On March 8, 2011 at 5:52 am
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.
On March 8, 2011 at 8:03 am
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.
On March 8, 2011 at 8:16 am
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!
On March 8, 2011 at 9:09 am
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,
On March 8, 2011 at 9:20 am
I could try this with the chutney that I made from the garden last summer. Thanks for the idea. Diane
On March 8, 2011 at 9:41 am
Steve @ HPD says:
If eating chutney out of the jar with a spoon is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Cheers!
On March 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm
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!
On March 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm
miam miam miam un délice!
On March 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm
Apples and chicken, what a great combo..the sweet apple paired next to the dark meat form thighs..yummy dinner idea!
On March 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm
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.
On March 8, 2011 at 5:31 pm
une superbe recette de chutney aux pommes en plus elle doit être succulente en accompagnement des cuisses de poulet
On March 8, 2011 at 5:59 pm
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!
On March 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm
Magic of Spice says:
What a wonderful chutney! I will have to try this 🙂
On March 8, 2011 at 11:56 pm
Bria @ WestofPersia says:
Another recipe that’s right up my alley. Love chicken thighs, apples, and all of the spices featured here. Lovely.
On March 9, 2011 at 5:14 pm
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! 🙂
On June 26, 2011 at 8:11 am
@Mark: S glad to hear it! The addition of peaches is a swell idea for the summer especially!
On June 26, 2011 at 8:12 am