A warm and cozy chicken recipe that'll make you fall in love at first bite! Rosemary Apple Cider Chicken is seared stovetop, roasted in the oven with apples and red onions. Top that with an apple cider sauce that uses the jus with fresh garlic, rosemary, and a little dijon mustard. It's divine.
Keep it cozy with this White Wine Herb Roasted Chicken and Honey Za'atar Chicken with Chickpeas!
Sometimes combining random ingredients makes the most delicious meals. I mean seriously, apple cider and rosemary? Sounds crazy at first. Then you make it, take your first bite, and you're like "Whoa! This is darn good!". Well, at least that was my and my husband's reaction when we sat down to try this during one of my recipe testing days.
Certain days, you win some. Other days you, not so much. However, this rosemary apple cider chicken was most definitely a success.
If you're wondering where the inspiration came from for this recipe, I'll be the first one to tell you. We went apple picking last weekend and to say that I have an enormous amount of apples in my house is an understatement.
I've been using the apples for sweet dishes, savory dishes, I mean you name it. Also, stay tuned for more apple recipes. Lol But I was playing around with herbs and apples and how I could incorporate both into a savory dish and got this beauty of a recipe. It's so perfect and I'm so proud of how it came out.
You'll need some pretty basic, but seasonal ingredients. Bone-in chicken thighs, fresh rosemary and thyme, apple cider, and honeycrisp apples just to name a few.
To get the cooking process started, simply season the chicken with smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, fresh rosemary and fresh thyme. Of course, salt and pepper too. Sear that up in a hot Calphalon Premier Nonstick Skillet and then add chopped apples and red onions and additional fresh rosemary. Roast everything together in the oven for about 20 minutes and then remove the chicken and apples from the skillet.
Use the jus that's in the pan and add apple cider, butter, dijon mustard, diced garlic cloves, chicken broth or white wine, and cook all of those together for about 5-8 minutes, until sauce thickens. Pour the sauce over the chicken and you're done!
I would serve this dish with roasted or mashed potatoes. For inspiration, check out this recipe for Brown Butter Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes that would be a great pairing with this Rosemary Apple Cider Chicken.
You can also serve this dish with rice or a side salad. I think that sweet potatoes would be amazing as well!
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This was amazing! I served it with salad and a loaf of sourdough. We killed the whole loaf dipping it in the sauce!
Thank you so much!
I would have never thought to incorporate apple cider into a chicken recipe but this works so well! Everybody enjoyed and it was a nice way to tie in seasonal flavors in a different way.
One of my new favorites! I love that sauce so much -- definitely making this again next week! Thanks for a yummy recipe!
This recipe was just EVERYTHING! Definitely gave all the warm and cozy Fall vibes and is the perfect way to use up all the apples leftover from apple picking!! Thanks so much Britney!!
I love the flavor combination of this apple cider chicken! I made it for my family and they enjoyed it! Thanks for the recipe!
What a delicious recipe! I love how easy and detailed each of the steps were! Beautiful job with the photos!
We love chicken thighs in my household so I was excited to come across a new way to prepare them. It definitely does not disappoint.
This recipe is now one of my favorites! The fact it has honey crispy apples takes it over the top.
Thanks so much!!
This was hands down my husband favorite dish for the week. He loved it and couldn't stop raving about the combination of flavors with this perfectly prepared dish.
Nevermind that you've used my favorite piece of chicken, that apple cider just set those thighs off! I was sopping it up from my plate with bread and had zero shame.