Mustard Chicken Thighs and Apples in White Wine and Cream Sauce


This main dish is fast enough for a weeknight, but "fancy" enough for guests! Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are quickly browned, then simmered with apples and onions in a flavorful liquid. Simply remove the apples and onions at the end, let the liquid reduce, add a little cream, and voila, there is a beautiful sauce! We enjoyed this recipe with white rice, steamed broccoli, and a crusty baguette.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • cup apple juice

  • cup Pinot Grigio wine

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon herbes de Provence

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 8 medium boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup onion slices

  • 4 medium Apples, raw

  • cup heavy cream


  1. Combine apple juice, white wine, Dijon mustard, garlic, ginger, and herbes de Provence in a small container; set aside.

  2. Melt butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat and brown chicken thighs, about 3 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle onion slices over chicken thighs, add apple slices, and pour cooking liquid on top. Bring mixture to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer.

  3. Simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove chicken, apples, and onions to a serving dish and keep warm.

  4. Bring liquid to a boil over medium-high heat. Allow liquid to boil and reduce down to about 1 1/2 cups, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and cook until sauce has thickened and is well blended.

  5. Pour sauce over chicken, apples, and onions and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

682 Calories
42g Fat
29g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 682
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 53%
Saturated Fat 18g 89%
Cholesterol 205mg 68%
Sodium 244mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 636mg 14%

* 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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