Rating: 4.69 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This warm and hearty chicken dinner is perfect for the fall. Onions are simmered in apple cider and chicken stock before being baked with chicken thighs, apples, and cream.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Season both sides of the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.

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  • Heat oil in a deep oven-proof skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs to the hot oil and cook until browned on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and keep warm.

  • Add sliced onions to the skillet and saute until they just start to brown, about 3 minutes. Pour in apple cider and chicken stock, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen any browned bits. Stir in thyme and salt. Simmer until the onions are soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn off the heat.

  • Add chicken back to the skillet and spoon some sauce over the top. Arrange sliced apples around the chicken. Cover the skillet with a lid or aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove skillet from the oven and carefully uncover. Transfer chicken from the skillet to a plate and keep warm. Whisk heavy cream and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Stir gently into the sauce in the skillet. Place chicken back into the skillet and spoon some of the sauce over the chicken.

  • Return skillet to the oven and bake, uncovered, until the chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, and an instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 15 minutes more. Serve chicken and apples with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

390 calories; protein 20.3g; carbohydrates 22.8g; fat 24.3g; cholesterol 91.8mg; sodium 383.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2020
This was fantastic. I didn’t have cider so I used apple juice. Served over jasmine rice. I don’t use water I make it with chicken stock for better flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2020
I loved this recipe! More than I thought I would. The only thing I added was 2 cloves of garlic & used dried thyme in the salt & pepper rub since I did not have fresh. My 10y & 9y olds also really enjoyed this. Great submission! And I just want to mention a previous commenter used apple cider vinegar- the recipe is written for regular apple cider. No vinegar! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2020
This was tasty but the apple cider vinegar is a bit overpowering. Next time, I will use 1 cup of chicken broth and only 1/2 a cup of apple cider vinegar. There is a lot of sauce but it adds to the flavor to soup it on the chicken with a side of white rice at the time of serving. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2020
I use the recipe mostly except for the apples and the apple cider. I used whipping cream as the thick milk, came out good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2020
I doubled the recipe because I wanted 8 thighs. I could have cut back on the liquid because there was plenty of sauce. Maybe 1 1/2 of the quantity would have worked. I had to cook the thighs an extra 10 minutes even though they were the small natural thighs. It was very tasty and the onions were sweet tasting. My husband and neighbor really liked it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2020
This was a hit with my family! Even my 1year old son enjoyed it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2021
Yum yum yum! Absolutely delicious. I used lots of pepper, not only on the breast but also in the sauce. i served it over white rice. I would serve this to family and to company any time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2021
We loved it! Followed recipe until in the oven and a second look of ingredients revealed it called for apple cider......and not apple cider vinegar!!! I also baked longer both covered and uncovered but my oven is very old and never really reliable so I went with visual look and probably baked about 1 1/2 hrs. The meat was soooooooo tender and we both agreed we liked the little lift the vinegar gave. I'm not sure the apples added all that much and am thinking of trying with lemons and maybe cranberries next time...... Anyway, I'll be making in some form again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2021
Sweet and Savory! The chicken came out very moist and tender, and the apples added a nice, sweet touch!!! (BTW, it pays to *read* the recipe - nowhere does it call for vinegar as a couple of reviewers have used...) Read More