I ordered a chicken-rice dish in a restaurant in Monterey Bay, California one time that was so delicious but didn't think to even ask the waitress if she would inquire in the kitchen if I might have the recipe. For the next 10 years, I kept trying to duplicate the dish or more to the point create a reasonable facsimile. I kept thinking it had chili powder in it - then one day it struck me like a bolt out of the blue...that wasn't chili I was tasting in the sauce, it was curry! I don't recall if it had apple in it or not - this is my own addition. We like this; hope you will, too.