Skillet Apple Cider Chicken


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
6 chicken thighs


  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 6 slices bacon

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 2 cups chicken broth, divided

  • 2 cups apple cider, divided

  • 2 apples - peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 4 sage leaves

  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 4 tablespoons butter


  1. Season chicken thighs with salt and set aside.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

395 Calories
24g Fat
20g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 395
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 1118mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 310mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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