Prep 10m Cook 40m Additional - Ready In 50m
Servings 4 servings Calories 682.2

This main dish is fast enough for a weeknight, but “fancy” enough for guests! Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are quickly browned, then simmered with apples and onions in a flavorful liquid. Simply remove the apples and onions at the end, let the liquid reduce, add a little cream, and voila, there is a beautiful sauce! We enjoyed this recipe with white rice, steamed broccoli, and a crusty baguette.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup apple juice
  • ⅓ cup Pinot Grigio wine
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon herbes de Provence
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 8 medium boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup onion slices
  • 4 medium Apples, raw
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine apple juice, white wine, Dijon mustard, garlic, ginger, and herbes de Provence in a small container; set aside.
  2. 2 Melt butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat and brown chicken thighs, about 3 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle onion slices over chicken thighs, add apple slices, and pour cooking liquid on top. Bring mixture to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer.
  3. 3 Simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove chicken, apples, and onions to a serving dish and keep warm.
  4. 4 Bring liquid to a boil over medium-high heat. Allow liquid to boil and reduce down to about 1 1/2 cups, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and cook until sauce has thickened and is well blended.
  5. 5 Pour sauce over chicken, apples, and onions and serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 682.2
  • Carbohydrate 29.2 g
  • Cholesterol 205.2 mg
  • Fat 41.7 g
  • Fiber 3.8 g
  • Protein 40.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 17.7 g
  • Sodium 244.3 mg
  • Sugar 20.3 g

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  1. used light cream, less butter. Excellent flavors. Had lemon slices available to those that wanted it at table.