Tuesday 24 December 2019

Chicken in apple sauce - Christmas recipe

Merry Christmas Friends!!

Every Christmas Season I try to stir up something new and interesting. It was Christmas eve so how could I not do a chicken recipe.

Chicken in apple sauce

With abundance of apples in the market against the steep rising prices of onions, I asked a few of my Instagram friends for recipes with apples. A foodie friend suggested Apple Chicken but a crumb fried version. I took his suggestion seriously however I did another simpler version of Chicken in apple sauce.

The sweetness of apples while combined with spice of green chilly did the trick with flavors. Cream and cashew adds to the richness of the dish, afterall it is a happy occasion of Christmas and a little indulgence is permitted.


1 tbsp cooking oil
500 gms Chicken pieces
2 apples
Handful of cashew nuts
1 tsp ginger - garlic paste
2 green chillies
1 tbsp fresh cream
1 tbsp barbecue sauce
Salt/ pepper to taste.


1. Wash the chicken and apply ginger garlic paste, barbecue sauce and keep aside.
2. Coarsely chop the apples, remove seeds and skin.
3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add the cashew nuts, green chilies  and chopped apples. Saute on medium heat for 2 -3 minutes.
4. Now switch off the gas and grind the apple and cashews to make a paste.
5. Brown the chicken in the same pan and cook for five minutes turning on both sides.
6. Stir in the apple puree, pepper and salt.
7. Cover and cook  the mixture till chicken is done.
8. Keep the frame and low, and add the fresh cream to the chicken. 
9. Let the gravy thicken. Garnish with parsley.
10. Serve this with buttered pav or herbed rice.

Chicken in apple sauce


Add more chillies if you want more spice.
Any kind of apples can be used in this dish
You can use onions instead of cashews to make it less in calorie count.
Using boneless chicken  cooks the dish faster.

What a perfect Christmas dinner for two this was.



  1. Chicken in apple sauce... wow... that's a novel recipe. Havent tasted this ever. I am imagining its taste... must be grand. Will try your recipe. Thanks for sharing, Anahita!

  2. I've heard chicken and orange combination but this is quite innovative. Definitely a recipe that'll be more sought out on the dinner table.

  3. This is a very innovative dish and had never heard of it before. My hubby is a chicken lover would definitely try this out.

  4. Sorry, I am a vegetarian but the recipe does look quite good. I will share it with my friends who eat chicken.

  5. This is so innovative recipe ,i will try this weekend.

  6. The recipe sounds so interesting. Sharing with my husband to prep this one next get-together.

  7. I am vegetarian dear! Will share with the friends who enjoy nonveg as well.

  8. Apple sauce and chicken sounds like a superb combination. I will make this for the New Year's Eve party.

  9. Looks like a great combination. My kids are going to love this recipe I'm sure.

  10. This looks delicious for non beg foodies. Can we replace chicken with some beg did and enjoy it?


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