Chicken with caramelized apple sauce

Posted in: main dish, Recipes, Side dish


I love the combination of apples and chicken, I love it in salads and in main dish, so this is one of my favorite recipes adapted years ago from one newspaper.(Don’t even remember the name) The dish is very flavorful and playful, and is great  to cook for family dinner, as well as the date night etc.  It requires minimum ingredients and is easy to cook.

So for the recipe you’ll need:

 4 chicken drumsticks

4 tablespoons of olive oil

2 red apples (medium)

1 medium shallot

3 cloves of garlic

1 teaspoon of coriander

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon of honey

2/3 cup of dry white wine

½ teaspoon Red ground pepper

½ teaspoon Black ground pepper


At first we need to prepare marinade: mix mustard, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, pepper and coriander, add salt (1 tablespoon is what I add).  Chicken drumsticks: wash carefully, dry off with paper towel and then put in the marinade, leave for 1 hour.

Preheat oven for 350F, put the chicken in your baking dish (greased) and  bake the chicken for 25 minutes (or as soon as the chicken turns golden brown from one side) turn on the other side and bake for 20-25 minutes more (or until chicken is cooked).

Meanwhile peel the apples, shallots .Take away the apple seeds and slice the apples.  Cut the onions and garlic into slices, put the frying pan at the medium heat and preheat the olive oil (2 tablespoons). Add the shallots and garlic, fry for 2-3 minutes, add the apple and white wine and braise for another 5 minutes.

When your chicken drumsticks are ready, serve them with apples and sauce that you just cooked. You can decorate the dish with fresh basil leaves for more flavor and aroma!

I also, normally serve this dish with my easy baked potatoes. (But it will work fine with pasta, mashed potato etc.)



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9 Responses to Chicken with caramelized apple sauce

  • torviewtoronto

    Replied on: July 3, 2011, 12:39 am

    looks wonderful
    I have the same corelle set :)
    torviewtoronto and createwithmom

  • Angie@Angiesrecipes

    Replied on: July 3, 2011, 6:39 am

    This looks simply delectable!

  • Ann

    Replied on: July 4, 2011, 9:35 pm

    Wow – looks delicious! I LOVE drumsticks!

  • Nava Krishnan

    Replied on: July 5, 2011, 7:42 am

    This is something new to me Helen, esp Chicken with apple sauce. Good creative recipe. Looks yummy at the same time.

  • Veronica Gantley

    Replied on: July 6, 2011, 2:12 pm

    Well, I know pork goes well with apples why not chicken. Thanks for the recipe.

    • helenscooking

      Replied on: July 6, 2011, 2:18 pm

      Apples go well with liver (chicken). I will post hot apple and liver salad with tomatoes and romaine. Yum. Should try pork with apples though. Do you have any recipes to recommend?

  • Chef Dennis

    Replied on: July 8, 2011, 6:24 pm

    what a wonderful combination of flavors! this is going on my must make list!

  • Kim Beaulieu

    Replied on: July 16, 2011, 9:50 pm

    This looks really tasty. Thanks for sharing. Kim

  • Xiomara Fadei

    Replied on: July 18, 2011, 8:50 am

    I am constantly invstigating online for ideas that can facilitate me. Thank you!

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