In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and curry powder, cover, and cook until onion is soft, about 8 minutes. Add ginger and cook 1 minute more. Stir in broth and applesauce, increase heat to high, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 5 minutes.
Stir in shredded apple and diced chicken. Simmer 2 minutes, until chicken is cooked.