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Apple Balsamic Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours

Makes

4 servings

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
Apple Balsamic Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Balsamic vinegar originates in Italy and is aged in wooden barrels.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 chicken thigh with 1/3 cup sauce: 277 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 536 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate (4 g sugars, 0 fiber), 25 g protein.

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