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Sep 26, 2018

Chicken with Apple, Onion, and Cider Sauce

This chicken with apple, onion, and cider sauce dinner takes just about 30 minutes to make. You will completely fall in love with the cider sauce with its concentrated chicken and apple flavors.

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Chicken with Apple, Onion, and Cider Sauce

This chicken with apple, onion, and cider sauce is a great weeknight meal for a busy family, and tastes like it took a lot longer to prepare than just 30 minutes.

I love the combination of the apples and the onions along with the chicken broth and apple cider sauce. The flavors are concentrated, a lot like a demi-glace. In fact, I added some Better Than Bouillon chicken base to the broth to make it even more "chicken-y."

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I was able to brown the chicken nicely, and then use the same pan to cook the apples and onions, and then develop the sauce while the chicken baked in the oven.

Chicken in a pan

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This dish was a huge hit in my house. I do have a few taste tasters who have an "attitude" about red onions, but even they loved this dish, onions and all.

Chicken with Apple, Onion, and Cider Sauce and parsley

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Yield: 4 servings

Chicken with Apple, Onion, and Cider Sauce


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 1/2 pound each)
  • Salt and pepper
  • All purpose flour for coating the chicken breasts
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large red onion, cut into large chunks
  • 1 sweet cooking apple (such as Braeburn) cut into large chunks
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons chicken base, such as Better than Bouillon, optional
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 1 handful chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and coat them with flour. Shake off any excess. 
  3. Heat a 12 inch skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. When the oil is shimmering, add the chicken, and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes a side. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and place them in the oven for about 8 minutes, until cooked through. 
  4. Meanwhile, add another tablespoon of oil to the pan, and add the onions and apple. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring regularly, for about 2 minutes. Add the vinegar and scrape up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Let the mixture boil for about a minute. Add the chicken broth and optional chicken base, and bring to a boil. Cook until the broth reduces by half. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter. Season with salt and pepper. 
  5. Remove the chicken from the oven and place each one on a dinner plate. Add the apples and onions, and spoon the sauce over each piece of chicken. Sprinkle with the parsley. 
Recipe adapted from the first issue of Food Network Magazine

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Would you like to comment?

  1. Looks very good. The apples and onions are completely uncooked? They seem to be cooked in the photo but no mention of any cooking in the recipe. I want to give this a try tomorrow.

    1. Hi Dave, see step 4 in the recipe. the apples and onions are cooked in the pan while the chicken bakes in the oven. Let me know how you like it!

    2. Hi Karen
      Made it for dinner tonight. Very good - excellent reviews from the entire family. Will make it again.


  2. What a lovely plate. I would love to sit down to dinner with this on the table.

  3. Hey Karen, thanks for sharing this unique Chicken Recipe. I tried it yesterday & it turned out to be delicious. My kids want me to prepare it again this weekend. I will be gracing the weekend dinner table with Jaipuri Chicken as the main course.

  4. Hi Karen

    Looking for a chicken recipe tonight. So, we made it again. Delicious.



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