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Orange Almond Chicken With Blueberry Chutney

Orange Almond Chicken With Blueberry Chutney
Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Dear SOS: I would like to request a chicken recipe from Happy Trails Catering in Pasadena. It's called Orange Almond Chicken with Blueberry Chutney. The chicken is breaded, baked and totally delicious. Ellen Stein Encino Dear Ellen: Fresh blueberries are ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour | Serves 8


  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 pound blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons dried currants

Step 1Peel and core the apple, then coarsely chop. Coarsely chop the onion. Set aside.

Step 2In a medium saucepan, combine the granulated and brown sugars, vinegar, orange zest, ginger, salt and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and add the apple, onion, blueberries and currants. Simmer, uncovered, until thick, 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes, before serving. (This can be made a week in advance and kept in the refrigerator.)

Step 3Makes 3 cups.


  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 3 pounds
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, divided
  • 4 orange slices, cut in half, for garnish

Step 1Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2Pound the chicken breasts about 3/4-inch thick between two sheets of plastic wrap. Beat the eggs with a pinch of salt in a bowl until foamy.

Step 3Combine the flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, the pepper and almonds in a shallow bowl. Set aside.

Step 4Dip the chicken breasts in the egg mixture, then coat them with the flour mixture. Place on a rack.

Step 5Melt half the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook half of the chicken breasts until just golden, about 4 minutes a side. Keep them warm. Melt the remaining butter and cook the remaining chicken in the same way.

Step 6If the chutney has been refrigerated, heat it just enough to take the chill off. Place the chicken on a platter and spoon the chutney over the top. Top each breast with a half an orange slice for garnish

Each serving:
570 calories; 356 mg sodium; 203 mg cholesterol; 23 grams fat; 9 grams saturated fat; 41 grams carbohydrates; 50 grams protein; 3.14 grams fiber.
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