Braised Chicken Thighs and Apples

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 24, 2024

Dive into the harmonious blend of savory and sweet with our Braised Chicken Thighs and Apples. This dish is a testament to the elegance of simplicity, offering a comforting meal that’s perfect for any day of the week. Let’s create a culinary masterpiece that’s as nourishing as it is delightful.

Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Serving Size

  • 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced (preferably a firm variety like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (or ½ teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Directions:

  1. Prepare the Chicken: Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, skin-side down, and cook until the skin is golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Flip the chicken and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Cook the Aromatics: In the same skillet, add the sliced onion and minced garlic. Cook over medium heat until the onions are translucent and fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  3. Combine Ingredients: Add the sliced apples, chicken broth, thyme, and apple cider vinegar to the skillet. Stir to combine.
  4. Braise the Chicken: Return the chicken thighs to the skillet, nestling them into the mixture. Bring the liquid to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and let it simmer gently for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked and the apples are tender.
  5. Final Touches: If desired, remove the lid in the last 10 minutes of cooking to reduce the sauce and concentrate the flavors.

Nutritional Info

NutrientAmount per Serving
Calories350 kcal
Protein25 g
Carbohydrates15 g
Dietary Fiber3 g
Sugars10 g
Fat20 g
Saturated Fat5 g
Cholesterol80 mg
Sodium300 mg

Enjoy your Braised Chicken Thighs and Apples, a dish that promises to comfort and satisfy with every bite. Bon appétit!