As we all modify our eating habits after the holidays, I thought I’d share a tasty and healthy recipe that the Wayne County Bed and Breakfast Association  created in which they use delicious New York State Apples.  The Wayne County B&B Association in the Finger Lakes, New York region boasts 13 Members with lodging options ranging from stately Victorian ladies, to charming Victorian farm houses and from romantic cobblestone inns to intimate cottages.

At Red Jacket Orchards you can pick your own or order online

At Red Jacket Orchards you can pick your own apples or order them online


1/2 C. onion, vertically sliced
1 C. (2 medium) carrots, thinly sliced
1 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. dried basil, crushed
1 C. fresh Chinese pea pods
1 Tbs. water
1 medium New York State apple, cored and thinly sliced
1 lb. cubed, boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 tbs. oil
2 C. cooked rice

Stir fry cubed checken breast in 1 Tbs. vegetable oil in non-stick skillet until lightly browned and cooked.  Remove from skillet.  Stir-fry onion, carrots and basil in oil in same skillet until carrots are tender.  Stir in pea pods and water; stir-fry 2 minutes.  Remove from heat; stir in apples.  Add to chicken, serve hot over cooked riced.  Makes 4 servings.

Nutrient analysis per serving: Colories – 365; Fat – 9 g; Cholesterol – 62 mg; Fiber – 3 g; Sodium – 71 mg.  Percent calories from fat  – 22%

Recipe Courtesy of the Wayne County Bed and Breakfast Association, a Member of the Culinary Bounty, committed to fresh, local cuisine, borne in the Finger Lakes.  

For additional great recipes using local Finger Lakes ingredients, check out the Culinary Bounty’s 2008 Recipe Contest Winners.  To download the document, you’ll need the Adobe Reader, which you can download by CLICKING HERE.

Photo Courtesy of Red Jacket Orchards and

If you enjoyed this article, discover where to pick your own apples by reading Hurd Orchards, Harvest Time at Brown’s Berry Patch, or Apple Picking in the Finger Lakes.