A bit of jalapeño jelly adds a touch of heat and color to the sweet-and-sour apple chutney. It makes the perfect accompaniment to this and other spicy chicken and pork dishes, particularly those cooked over the grill.

EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2002


Recipe Summary

30 mins
2 hrs 50 mins


Apple-Jalapeno Chutney
Spiced Chicken Breasts


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare Apple-Jalapeno Chutney: Heat oil in a large nonreactive skillet over medium heat. Add onion and bay leaf; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring often, until softened and translucent, 9 to 10 minutes. Stir in apples and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add brown sugar, jelly, orange juice, vinegar and lemon juice. Bring the mixture to a low boil, then simmer over medium-low heat, stirring, just until the apples are tender and liquid is reduced by one-third, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Let cool. 

  • To prepare Spiced Chicken Breasts: Combine orange juice, oil, ginger, brown sugar, scallions, coriander, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; whisk to blend. Add the chicken; turn to coat with the marinade. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or for up to 6 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 7-by-11-inch or similar shallow baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange the chicken breasts in the baking dish and pour the marinade directly over them. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes more. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register 170 degrees F.) Let cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve with 1 cup chutney on the side. (Reserve remaining chutney for another use)

Ingredient Note

You can find jalapeño jelly in specialty stores and in the jams-and-jellies section or specialty-foods section of large supermarkets.

Make ahead

Cover and refrigerate chutney for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

278 calories; protein 23.8g; carbohydrates 28.6g; dietary fiber 1.8g; sugars 22.7g; fat 7.8g; saturated fat 1.5g; cholesterol 62.7mg; vitamin a iu 249.1IU; vitamin c 26.5mg; folate 28.2mcg; calcium 37.8mg; iron 1.3mg; magnesium 33.6mg; potassium 386.8mg; sodium 352.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1/2 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 1/2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 fat