Ingredients 4 (6 to 8 ounces each) boneless skinless chicken breast halves Coarse salt and ground pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 medium red onion, chopped 1/2 jalapeno chile, (ribs and seeds removed for less heat, if desired), chopped 4 red plums, (about 1 pound), halved, pitted, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 3/4 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger *I add a small bag of unsalted raw cashews to the dish
Directions 1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium. Add chicken and cook until opaque throughout, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Set aside. 2. Make chutney: To skillet, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, onion, and jalapeño; cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high; add plums, sugar, vinegar, curry powder, ginger, and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, and cook until plums are softened and liquid is slightly syrupy, about 8 minutes. (I add the cashews at this point.) 3. Add chicken and any juices that have accumulated on plate; simmer until heated through, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve chicken with chutney spooned on top.