This skillet apple cider chicken is a great fall recipe. Serve with egg noodles.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 chicken thighs
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season chicken thighs with salt and set aside.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until browned on both sides, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

  • Place bacon into the skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and drain excess grease from the skillet.

  • Add onion to the skillet and cook over medium heat until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour in 1 cup chicken broth and 1 cup apple cider. Cook until reduced by 1/2, about 10 minutes. Add cooked bacon, apples, sage, and thyme; let simmer for 2 minutes. Add remaining chicken broth and cider.

  • Return chicken to the pan, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook and stir until chicken thighs are no longer pink in the centers, about 15 minutes.

  • Transfer chicken to a serving platter. Remove the pan from heat and add butter, swirling to combine with sauce. Pour over chicken.

Nutrition Facts

395 calories; protein 23.6g 47% DV; carbohydrates 19.7g 6% DV; fat 24.4g 38% DV; cholesterol 103.4mg 35% DV; sodium 1117.9mg 45% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2020
My family found this yummy! I didn’t have sage which I thought I did so I left it out thinking that might make it bland. It was great anyway. I wonder if reviewers who said it was as way too much liquid actually took the time to reduce it as instructed. I did that and the sauce was thickened slightly so that when I added the rest of the liquid and simmered again with the chicken it was the perfect amount. I used half the butter just to reduce the calories and served it with brown rice to soak up a little sauce which made the rice delicious. Defiantly not too much liquid and definitely a keeper. Can’t wait to make it again with the sage. I used thighs as per the recipe but I think it would be just as good with breasts. Thanks! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2020
I followed directions exactly and I wouldn t make it again. It wasn t awful but not great. Chicken was okay but the sauce was odd and was more a soup than sauce Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2019
10.13.19 Four cups of liquid seemed like an awful lot to me, so I did cut that back to 1-1/2 cups each chicken broth and apple cider. Since fresh herbs are not as potent as dried, I doubled the amounts of sage and thyme to better infuse those flavors into the chicken and sauce. I used Honeycrisp apples which held their shape well and crumbled the bacon. (recipe doesn’t tell you what to do with the bacon). The chicken was tender and juicy, and the pan sauce very, very tasty. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2019
WAY Too much apple cider vinegar in the recipe. Cut it in half. Otherwise it was pretty good. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2020
I followed directions exactly and I wouldn t make it again. It wasn t awful but not great. Chicken was okay but the sauce was odd and was more a soup than sauce Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2019
This was great. Had breasts only on hand so left some of the bacon grease. ( I would not do that next time. ) Left out the butter (glad I did because of the bacon grease) Basmati rice instead of noodles. I did use fresh herbs from my garden and they definitely make a difference. This was very aromatic sweet salty... just incredibly flavorful all around. Good recipe thank you. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2019
It was great! Next time I will crumble the bacon and chop the apples. Overall yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2019
I did not use the sage and thyme but it was delicious. My family loved it. Everything went together well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2019
The family loved it. I didn't have fresh spices. So I converted to 1/2 tsp of ground sage and 1/4 tsp of ground thyme. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2020
Sooo good and my kids loved it! However, I tried it with pork chops, thinking it would be good too, but the pork didn’t take on the flavor hardly, so stick with chicken! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2020
My family found this yummy! I didn’t have sage which I thought I did so I left it out thinking that might make it bland. It was great anyway. I wonder if reviewers who said it was as way too much liquid actually took the time to reduce it as instructed. I did that and the sauce was thickened slightly so that when I added the rest of the liquid and simmered again with the chicken it was the perfect amount. I used half the butter just to reduce the calories and served it with brown rice to soak up a little sauce which made the rice delicious. Defiantly not too much liquid and definitely a keeper. Can’t wait to make it again with the sage. I used thighs as per the recipe but I think it would be just as good with breasts. Thanks! Read More
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