Apple Cider Baked Chicken Recipe

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Louella Shelton Modified: March 22, 2022
Apple Cider Baked Chicken Recipe

How To Make Apple Cider Baked Chicken

Sink your teeth into this succulent baked chicken, marinated with apple cider, herbs, and spices, and baked with tender apples, for a filling meal!

Preparation: 4 hours
Cooking: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total: 5 hours 15 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1large onion,peeled, cut into eighths
  • 1large lemon,sliced into thin rounds
  • 2cupsapple cider
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 4fresh thyme sprigs,plus more for garnish
  • 2tbspapple cider vinegar
  • 2tspdijon mustard
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 2bay leaves
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 6chicken legs,or thighs
  • 2large apples,each sliced into eighths
  • 1lbsmall red potatoes,or yukon gold, halved

Instructions

  1. Place a gallon-size heavy-duty zip-top bag into a large bowl.

  2. Add in the onion, lemon, apple cider, olive oil, thyme, mustard, garlic, bay leaves, salt, and pepper into the zip-top bag, combining well. Add the chicken to the marinade.

  3. Close the bag, place it in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  5. Arrange the chicken pieces in a large roasting pan skin-side up. Pour all of the marinade, including onions and lemons over and around the pieces. Tuck the apples and potatoes around the chicken.

  6. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring once halfway through to re-coat everything with the marinade.

  7. Arrange the chicken and potatoes on a platter and sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1389.67kcal
  • Fat: 89.83g
  • Saturated Fat: 23.61g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 39.17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 18.25g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.61g
  • Fiber: 6.72g
  • Sugar: 27.10g
  • Protein: 88.09g
  • Cholesterol: 479.88mg
  • Sodium: 781.36mg
  • Calcium: 110.07mg
  • Potassium: 1929.82mg
  • Iron: 5.67mg
  • Vitamin A: 156.28µg
  • Vitamin C: 35.06mg
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