Photo: Alison Gootee/Studio D

7 of 8
A Surprise Use for Apples
Combine the classic fall fruit with a creamy, sour cream-based sauce, and you've got a superpowered matchup that keeps chicken moist. You cut the meat into bite-size pieces, so there's more surface area to soak up the flavorful juices created by cooking the apple slices in chicken stock. A bit of thyme and Dijon mustard give the dish even more depth and counterbalance the tart fruit nicely.

Get the recipe: Chicken with Apples and Carrots