Easy Apple-Chicken Curry

Apple-curry adds a delicious flavor to traditional baked chicken. Served over warm rice, this meal is easy and enjoyable.

YIELD: 7 servings

INGREDIENTS

    • 2-3/4 cups water
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 1-1/2 cups rice
    • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 7 boneless, skinless chicken breasts; about 6 ounces each
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 cups chopped onion, about 1 medium onion
    • 1-1/2 cups diced red pepper, about 1 large pepper
    • 1-1/2 cups diced green pepper, about 1 large pepper
    • 2 large garlic cloves, pressed
    • 2 tablespoons curry powder
    • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
    • 1 cup apple cider
    • 1 cup chicken stock
    • 1/3 cup currants or raisins
    • 2 large apples, cored and diced

METHOD

    1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add butter, ½ teaspoon salt, and rice; stir well and return water to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
    2. Combine flour, remaining ½ teaspoon salt and black pepper in a shallow dish. Slice each chicken breast and thigh in half on an angle and dredge the chicken pieces in the seasoned flour.
    3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; add the oil to the pan. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook about 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
    4. Stir in onions, peppers, and garlic and cook about 5 minutes. Add curry, stirring well.
    5. Add tomatoes, cider, chicken stock, and currants. Simmer for about 5 minutes, then add apples and chicken to skillet. Bring to a boil and lower heat to simmer.
    6. Serve over warm rice.

 

Recipe created by: Washington Apple Commission