In large frypan over medium heat, place oil. Add chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until chicken is brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Add shallots; cook 1 minute more. Add chicken broth, apple, curry powder and 1/4 cup of the peanuts; stir to mix well. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook about 20 minutes until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease. Stir cornstarch into heavy cream and slowly add to frypan, stirring until sauce is thickened. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chopped peanuts and serve over Cider Rice.
Cider Rice: In medium saucepan, place 1 cup water and 1-1/4 cups apple cider; bring to a boil. Add 1 cup rice and 1 tablespoon butter. Stir, reduce heat to low, cover and cook 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.