Recipes and Cooking Apple Cider Chicken 3.8 (8) Add your rating & review Soak cinnamon-coated apples in cider and a splash of brandy then top on tender chicken for the perfect comforting fall dinner. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 31, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Scott Little Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 1 hrs 5 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 25 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon butter 3 red or green cooking apples, cored, each cut into 8 wedges 1 2.5-3 pound broiler-fryer chicken, cut into 8 pieces 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper ½ cup apple cider ¼ cup apple brandy ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ cup nonfat dairy sour cream Directions In a large skillet, heat half of the oil and half of the butter over medium heat until bubbly. Add apples; sauté for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a platter; set aside. Increase heat to medium-high. Add remaining oil and butter to skillet. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add half of chicken to skillet; cook about 5 minutes per side or until golden brown. Transfer chicken to platter with apples. Repeat with remaining chicken. Wipe out skillet. Return all chicken to skillet. In a small bowl, whisk together cider, brandy, and cinnamon; add to skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes, turning chicken halfway through cooking. Add apples to skillet; cover and cook about 20 minutes or until apples are tender and chicken is no longer pink (170°F in breasts, 180°F in thighs and drumsticks). Transfer chicken and apples to a serving platter; keep warm. Bring liquid in skillet to a boil. Boil gently until it barely coats bottom of skillet. Remove from heat; whisk in sour cream until well blended. Return chicken and apples to skillet. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes or until heated through. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 354 Calories 17g Fat 20g Carbs 25g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 354 % Daily Value * Total Fat 17g 22% Cholesterol 84mg 28% Sodium 455mg 20% Total Carbohydrate 20g 7% Protein 25g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.