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baked chicken with apples and honey on a white plate
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5 from 2 votes

Baked chicken with apples and honey

This baked chicken with apples and honey is a family favourite dinner recipe. So simple to put together, it combines chicken breast with apple, honey, sage and thyme for lots of fruity and herby flavours. With a little prep time to begin with, it then lets the oven do the work.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, British
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Claire


  • 1.5 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts halved
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic optional
  • 1.5 granny smith apples cored and sliced
  • ¾ cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sage fresh
  • 1 tablespoon flaked almonds optional
  • pinch pink himalayan salt
  • pinch black pepper optional


  • Preheat the oven to 200C.
  • Cut the chicken breasts lengthways. In a skillet add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and fry the chicken breasts for 2-3 minutes on each side. Place in your baking tray.
  • In the same skillet add another half tablespoon of oil (if needed) and fry the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the sliced apples and cook for a further minute. Pour in the apple juice and honey, and season with thyme, sage, salt and pepper. Add the flaked almonds if using. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour the apple mixture over the chicken, loosely cover the baking tray with foil and bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes and then serve.


  • If you are using dried sage rather than fresh, you may wish to reduce the quantity a little as it is more pungent in dried form.
  • For those on a low histamine diet, it would be beneficial to use an apple juice with as few, if any, additives as possible.

Swiss Interest Group Histamine Intolerance (SIGHI) food compatibility list for histamine

All ingredients score 0 on the SIGHI list, with the exception of:
  • garlic, which scores 1. It is stated that small amounts are usually well tolerated after cooking.
  • black pepper, which scores 2. The SIGHI list states that small amounts are tolerated.
  • almonds, which score 1. It is stated that small amounts are well tolerated. Almonds are optional for the recipe.