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Apple Cider Glazed Chicken & Apples
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
This quick skillet dinner is perfect for the fall when apples are coming into season and everyone looks forward to a warm dinner as the evenings get cooler. It comes together quickly so be ready to serve it over some rice or potatoes.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 623 kcal
  • 1 cut up chicken or 4 chicken breasts or 6 chicken thighs
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • 2 shallots thinly sliced
  • 3 apples, sliced - Roma, Gala, Fuji or Honey Crisp
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ¾ cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • fresh thyme leaves
  1. Season the chicken with dried thyme, salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and butter and sear the chicken on both sides until well browned. Remove the browned chicken from the pan and set it aside.
  3. Add the shallots to pan and sauté for 1 minute. Add the apples and thyme sprigs and sauté for a few more minutes. Deglaze the pan with apple cider and scrape up any bits on the bottom of the pan. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Whisk the chicken stock, soy sauce and mustard powder together and then add it to the pan. Return the chicken to pan, nestling it in the apples and liquid. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes until sauce thickens to a glaze and the chicken is cooked through ( it should register 165ºF on an instant read thermometer). If your liquid evaporates a little too quickly, add a little more chicken stock.
  4. Turn the chicken over in the sauce to completely coat it and then transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Remove the thyme sprigs from the pan and discard. Season the sauce to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spoon the apples over the chicken and drizzle the glaze on top. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Cider Glazed Chicken & Apples
Amount Per Serving (1 of 4 servings)
Calories 623 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 168mg56%
Sodium 278mg12%
Potassium 718mg21%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 465IU9%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.