Recipes and Cooking Cider-Braised Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, and Apples Be the first to rate & review! Smaller Brussels sprouts tend to be sweeter than larger ones, so choose small to medium ones, if possible. Whichever size you get, look for sprouts with firm, compact heads and minimal blemishes or wilted leaves. By Jill Johnson Jill Johnson Website Jill Johnson is an experienced freelance food writer and editor with a career spanning over four decades. She is the editor of Better Homes & Gardens cookbook Cookies for Christmas and a recipe developer who has published recipes in publications such as Midwest Living and Beautiful magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 10, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Brie Passano Cook Time: 32 mins Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 47 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 slices bacon, chopped 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 3 1/2 lb. total) 2 medium tart red apples, cored and cut into wedges 1 12 ounce bottle hard cider 2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 2 tablespoon whole grain mustard 1 teaspoon kosher salt 12 ounce fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved if large (2 cups) Directions In an extra-large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove from pan, reserving drippings in skillet. Add chicken, skin side down, and cook 10 minutes or until browned, turning once; remove from skillet. Add apples to the skillet and cook 4 minutes or until browned on both sides; remove from skillet. Drain and discard drippings from skillet. Add next four ingredients (through salt) to skillet, scraping up any browned bits. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Return chicken to skillet. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Add apples and cook, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes more or until chicken is done (175°F). Sprinkle with bacon before serving. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 860 Calories 59g Fat 23g Carbs 52g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 860 % Daily Value * Total Fat 59g 76% Saturated Fat 17g 85% Cholesterol 295mg 98% Sodium 840mg 37% Total Carbohydrate 23g 8% Total Sugars 13g Protein 52g Vitamin C 43.5mg 218% Calcium 49mg 4% Iron 2.8mg 16% Potassium 804mg 17% Folate, total 35.1mcg Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg Vitamin B-6 1mg *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.