Recipe By Lauren
Published Mar 21st
Prep 15m Cook 12m Additional - Ready In 27m
Servings 4 servings Calories 259.8

A tantalizing mixture of flavors where cilantro meets nutmeg. Only the daring need click here. For a variation, serve over cooked rice or burrito-style, wrapped with rice inside warmed tortillas.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
  • ¼ cup mild green tomatillo salsa

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the chicken strips in the skillet, and sprinkle with the red wine vinegar. Season with 1/2 the pepper, 1/2 the oregano, 1/2 the garlic powder, and 1/2 the nutmeg. Cook 5 minutes, turn, and season with remaining pepper, oregano, garlic powder, and nutmeg.
  2. 2 Place the cilantro, onion, and apples over the chicken in the skillet. Cover, and continue cooking 5 minutes, until chicken juices run clear and apples are slightly tender.
  3. 3 Place the tomatillo salsa in a bowl, and cook in the microwave 2 minutes on High, or until heated through. Serve over the cooked chicken and apples.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 259.8
  • Carbohydrate 13.5 g
  • Cholesterol 71.9 mg
  • Fat 10.7 g
  • Fiber 2.1 g
  • Protein 27 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Sodium 115.7 mg
  • Sugar 8.6 g


  1. I was putting it together thinking...this is not going to taste good. While cooking and stirring I was thinking this is just wrong - these ingredients are not going to taste right together - and adding my spicy leftover salsa verde is not going to help one bit. But I followed through served on brown - Read more ...
  2. Both my husband and I liked this very much. I tweaked it by adding low-sodium chicken broth when I realized that the onions and vinegar would not supply enough moisture. I also free-handed the spices adding at least twice to three times the amount of spices mentioned in the recipe. Sprinkled some cumin on as - Read more ...
  3. I really wanted to like this recipe. I followed other reviewer's comments about adding more seasonings and serving it as a fajita. Either way I just didn't like it.:( Oh well!
  4. Very good! One thing I did differently was to mix the oil vinegar and spices together then pour over the chicken and let it marinate for a few hours to let the flavor soak in. The cilantro apple onion combo gave it a great flavor. I didn't know what tomatillo salsa was so used fresh - Read more ...
  5. Fantastic recipe! Easy to make easy ingredients.
  6. Tasted okay but I don't think I'm really a fan.
  7. Wow! I give this 5 stars. (1) Flavor (2) time (3) ease (4) simple ingredients (5) presentaion. I'm new to cooking so I've been looking for quick and easy recipes using stuff I have in the pantry. This was it! The only thing I did not have was the cilantro so I left it out. - Read more ...
  8. super easy and great tasting. I used frozen chicken tenders for even more ease and speed. I served this over rice and my husband and I loved it!
  9. Very good easy to make goes great with brown rice and stewed green beans
  10. this recipe is delicious. it doesn't look great but the taste is wonderful. i had no nutmeg so i added someone other spices such as savory and thyme which added nice flavor.

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