Apple cider chicken on a white platter with a white and brown towel behind on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Apple Cider Chicken

When cooking in the fall, apples are a must. Apple cider chicken combines that crunchy, tart apple taste with a cider sauce over chicken.

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When I think of fall cooking, I think of warm comfort foods. I think of everything with pumpkin and apples. It’s time to start cooking those fall foods, so I am starting with this apple cider chicken. It’s topped with delicious apples and a yummy sauce.

Now, I know what you’re thinking… chicken and apples don’t usually go together. I wouldn’t have thought pork and apples would either, but it’s a great combination. And if it works with pork, why not try it with apples?

Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 apples, granny smith, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp thyme, dried
  • 1/2 cup spiced apple cider
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp parsley, dried
Ingredients for apple cider chicken in stainless steel bowls on a wooden surface

Preparation

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until done, at least 5-6 minutes per side.

Cooked chicken in a cast-iron skillet on a wooden surface

Remove the chicken from the pan and add the remaining 1 tbsp oil, lowering the heat to medium. Add the apples, green onions, and thyme. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, until slightly softened.

Sliced apples in a cast-iron skillet on a wooden surface

Pour in the apple cider and chicken broth and bring to a simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Cooked apples with apple cider in a cast-iron skillet on a wooden surface

Place the chicken back in the pan and simmer for about 5-7 minutes to warm the chicken.

Cooked apples with chicken in a cast-iron skillet on a wooden surface

Remove the chicken and place it on serving plates. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sour cream and parsley.

Apple cider sauce in a cast-iron skillet on a wooden surface

Spoon the warm sauce over the chicken and serve immediately.

Apple cider chicken on a white platter with a white and brown towel behind on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

We tried saving leftovers of apple cider chicken, and it didn’t hold up well. The chicken itself was ok, but the sauce and apples became mushy. I suggest only making as much as you need, since it doesn’t keep for long.

Recipe

Originally Published On: August 2, 2021

Apple cider chicken on a white platter with a white and brown towel behind on a wooden surface

Apple Cider Chicken

When cooking in the fall, apples are a must. Apple cider chicken combines that crunchy, tart apple taste with a cider sauce over chicken.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Gluten Free
Keyword:
apple cider
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apples
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chicken
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fall
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one pan
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Nut-Free
Meat:
Chicken/Turkey
Cooking Method:
One-Pan Meals
Servings: 4
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 apples (granny smith, peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup green onion (sliced)
  • 1 tsp thyme (dried)
  • 1/2 cup spiced apple cider
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp parsley (dried)

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Instructions

  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet
  • Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper
  • Cook until done, at least 5-6 minutes per side
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and add the remaining 1 tbsp oil, lowering the heat to medium
  • Add the apples, green onions, and thyme
  • Cook for about 2-3 minutes, until slightly softened
  • Pour in the apple cider and chicken broth and bring to a simmer for 3-4 minutes
  • Place the chicken back in the pan and simmer for about 5-7 minutes to warm the chicken
  • Remove the chicken and place on serving plates
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sour cream and parsley
  • Spoon the warm sauce over the chicken and serve immediately
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Nutrition Facts
Apple Cider Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 589mg25%
Potassium 610mg17%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 193IU4%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Apple Cider Chicken FAQs

What’s the difference between apple cider and spiced apple cider?

Spiced apple cider has other seasonings added to it. The spices may vary based on brand, but it usually includes cinnamon, cloves, and allspice.

Can I use a different type of apple?

It’s recommended that you stick with Granny Smith apples. They balance out the recipe well and work with the apple cider. If you must make a substitution, I would try another tart apple, such as the Pink Lady, Braeburn, or McIntosh.
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27 thoughts on “Apple Cider Chicken”

  1. This is interesting and looks tasty. I’m always trying to find things my family will eat. My daughter might actually eat this without throwing it off her high chair.

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