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Apple Balsamic Chicken

 Apple Balsamic Chicken
I just love the sweet and tart flavor that balsamic vinegar gives to this dish. It's easy to prepare and after cooking in the slow cooker, the chicken thighs are tender and flavorful.—Juli Snaer, Enid, Oklahoma
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours


  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds), skin removed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  • Place chicken in a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine
  • the broth, cider, vinegar, lemon juice and seasonings; pour over
  • meat. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is
  • tender.
  • Remove chicken; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid. In a small
  • saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add
  • cooking liquid. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or
  • until thickened. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 chicken thigh with 1/3 cup sauce equals 277 calories,

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Apple Balsamic Chicken (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 536 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 25 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.