- Chicken breasts 800 gr
- Green apples 4
- Extra-virgin olive oil to taste
- Rosemary to taste
- Salt to taste • 1 kcal
- Black pepper to taste
Chicken with apples is an easy recipe to amaze your guests. It can be made with basmati rice or cous cous.
How to make chicken with apples
Peel, core and slice the apples.
Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper. Heat rosemary and oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Pan fry chicken, turning once to ensure both sides are browned. Place on a baking tray and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.
In the same frying pan where you have cooked the chicken, add oil and fry the clove of garlic cut in half after removing its core. Remove the garlic and add a sprig of rosemary, dip the apples in hot oil until golden.
Add salt and pepper to the apples. Remove chicken from the oven, add it to apples, cook for 10 minutes over low heat. Add more rosemary, this time chopped. Serve hot. If you wish, bring the pan to the table!
Breast, thigh, whole or cut into pieces
Apples are suitable for cooking with any part of chicken and in whatever form.
Leaving the skin will allow you to create an interesting crisp/soft match. Anyway, you will enjoy this dish as a stew as well. As to which part to choose, it depends on the desired time and result, for example, thighs require less cooking, they are more delicate and you can cook them more easily using only the pan.
Turning this recipe into many variations is a real kid’s play. As we have seen before, a first variation can be made by choosing how to cut the chicken, for example, you can get a stew; the difference, in this case, is that the chicken will be cut into pieces and cooked with the apples. Otherwise you can add a touch of spicy taste by using curry or mustard that you will spread directly on the meat. And why not imagine a chicken stuffed with apples, raisins, almonds and pine nuts baked in the oven and carefully dipped from time to time into honey, lemon juice and oil. So yummy!
Smith apples are ideal for this type of dish as they remain pretty hard and are not overly sweet, in their place you may use Fuji or Pink Lady apples;Always cut apples into not too small pieces or they will risk becoming a cream.