Apple Chutney Chicken

Happy Friday! What was the best part of your week? I felt like I was “in the groove” this week in a lot of ways, and learning a lot about patience in some other ways! God has been blessing me over and over! I am so grateful for all of the ways He provides for me and reminds me of His love.

We are officially out of leftovers. After about two weeks of having more half-full tupperware and take-out containers in our fridge than we knew what to do with, we finally reached the point where I had nothing to feed Ben for dinner!

Luckily frozen chicken breasts were Buy one, Get one free at Harris Teeter. Score! I also had planned to make another batch of applesauce like I did the other week with Natalie. I didn’t even get freeze any because we I (let’s be honest here) gobbled it up so fast! So I made another version of the peach version tonight when I got home from work. So relaxing to come home from a long day and just get to fool around in the kitchen.

Apple Chutney Chicken

 

Since dinner was being prepped at the same time, I just used some of the applesauce mixture (about 30 min into the cooking process) to ladle over these breaded chicken breasts. I also added a little dollop of apple salsa from a few weeks ago (which I had gotten a chance to freeze some of, luckily!), kale, and sharp cheddar cheese.

Apple Chutney Chicken

Apple Chutney Chicken

The result was a win… Ben gobbled this up! Speed of eating also may have had something to do with the fact that we were also watching a very exciting Duke vs. VCU game and some stress eating was involved. But let’s be real- cheese and apples make everything good.

Enjoy this as a light (but still satisfying and delicious) weeknight meal for pre-Turkey Day. I’m sure these would also be great with leftover turkey next Friday… just bake for 30 min instead of the full 50!

Apple Chutney Chicken
Recipe Type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chicken
Author: Claire McCormick of “Claire Tastes”
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
A fall-inspired, healthy yet satisfying entree for pre-Turkey day dinner!
Ingredients
  • 6 large chicken breasts, defrosted
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs, original flavor
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • handful of kale
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 c. applesauce (see link for the homemade recipe in text above!)
  • ~1/3 c. apple salsa (see link in text above for my crock-pot recipe)
  • sharp cheddar cheese (slices or shredded)
Instructions
  1. Mix egg with milk and salt and pepper.
  2. Dredge defrosted chicken breasts in flour, followed by egg mixture. Shake of excess and dredge both sides in breadcrumbs. Place in a large casserole pan sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle kale in between chicken breasts and spray with olive oil or cooking spray.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 deg.
  4. Ladle about 2 tbsp applesauce mixture over each chicken breast, followed by about 1 tbsp apple salsa.
  5. Layer cheese on top of chicken.
  6. Drizzle olive oil over entire pan.
  7. Cook, covered with foil, for 35 min followed by uncovered for 15 minutes, or until internal temperature is 160 and cheese is golden brown.
  8. Allow to sit for 5 min before digging in!
Layer breaded chicken with applesauce mixture and apple salsa.

Layer breaded chicken with applesauce mixture and apple salsa.

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Top with cheese.

Top with cheese.

Bake at 375 until cheese is golden brown. Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Apple Chutney Chicken

Apple Chutney Chicken

Have a wonderful weekend!

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