Easy, Healthy, & Delicious Curried Apple Chicken


It’s been a while since I’ve  posted a recipe so I thought I’d share this culinary adventure today.  First off I must thank whichever of my lovely coworkers left a Women’s Health magazine in the breakroom at work because that is where I found the prototype for this recipe.  I looked it up online & modified it to meet my own ideas/ingredients.  This recipe fits all three of my biggest requirements for recipes: easy/quick, healthy, & delicious!  You can find the original recipe here:  http://www.womenshealthmag.com/nutrition/turmeric-chicken-recipe

Here’s my version.

Ingredients

  • Chicken breast potions (you can cut them up yourself or use the ones that are already in strips).  Use however many you think you’ll eat in one sitting.
  • 2 TBS (OR MORE!!!) curry (I don’t have plain turmeric which was called for in the original recipe so I just used my curry because the main ingredient in it is turmeric.)  I would recommend not measuring & just seasoning “to taste.”  It’s more fun that way!
  • 1 apple, peeled & sliced (I used a gala apple because that’s what I had available in the house but any kind ought to suffice.)
  • Butter (Who measures?!)
  • Olive oil (Again, who measures?!)
  • 1 TBS sugar (I only use brown sugar because I like to think it’s marginally healthier.)
  • 1-2 TBS white cooking wine (I didn’t have sherry vinegar which the original recipe called for so I used this instead & it worked just fine.)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • I specifically bought shallots to use in this recipe & then forgot to use them!  SO TYPICAL.  Anyway, it tasted amazing without them, so now I get to make it again tomorrow & actually use said shallots.

Directions

  • Cut & peel the apple
  • Melt the butter in a pan on the stove
  • Mix brown sugar & salt & pour into the butter with the apples
  • Brown these for approximately 10 minutes or until they are soft.  Then add the cooking wine & brown for another minute or two.
  • Meanwhile, combine some olive oil & curry & coat the chicken pieces in that
  • Warm a pan with olive oil for cooking the chicken
  • Cook the chicken in the olive oil
  • If you’re smart you’ll have two pans going so everything gets done at the same time.  If you’re scatter-brained in the kitchen like me, you’ll realize once the apples are done that you haven’t even started on the chicken, so you’ll use the same pan & hope the apples stay warm while the chicken cooks (they did).  This actually might not be a bad tactic because the chicken soaked up some of the flavor from the apples & the wine/butter/sugar.
  • When everything is done, combine the apples & the chicken for a very tasty, wholesome homemade meal!

All told, this recipe took 20 minutes tops & would have been faster if I’d used two pans so I could cook the chicken & apples at the same time in separate pans.  Basically I can’t wait to make it again tomorrow.  And hopefully remember the shallots this time, ha!

In case you’re wondering, no, I didn’t take that picture.  I ate mine too fast to even think about photographing it.  🙂

Let me know how this turns out if you decide to try it.

 

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