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Apple-Glazed Chicken Thighs

My “pickatarian” child is choosy but willing to eat this chicken glazed with apple juice and thyme. I dish it up with mashed potatoes and green beans. —Kerry Picard, Spokane, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme


  • Sprinkle chicken with seasoned salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Remove from pan.
  • Add juice and thyme to skillet. Bring to a boil, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Return chicken to pan; cook, covered, over medium heat 3-4 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken thigh with about 1 tablespoon glaze: 204 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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  • Heidi
    Sep 5, 2020

    I made this last night for the family, and it was a hit. I used bone in chicken thighs (that's what I had on hand). The meat was so flavorful and fell off the bone. I used 3 cups of juice, and after browning, cooked the chicken longer in the juice/thyme as it reduced. Will make this again.

  • jetluvs2cook
    Oct 7, 2019

    Very good recipe! I used apple cider instead of apple juice. After Browning the chicken I put everything in the Crock-Pot and let finish cooking in there since I had a busy day. It turned out perfectly

  • s_pants
    Jul 13, 2017

    Very tasty and not difficult to make. I let the chicken brown really well on both sides and let it cook in the sauce while I prepared the rest of dinner. So it definitely cooked longer than the 3-4 minutes but the sauce was able to thicken very nicely.

  • grandmascooking22
    May 26, 2016

    This recipe is very good. I did add a little red pepper flakes to cut the sweetness of the apple juice. I gave it 4 stars only because I don't think you could get the chicken done in the time and method the recipe states. I browned the chicken, put it in my Dutch oven, poured the sauce over it and baked it at 350* until the chicken was totally done. I served the thighs and sauce over basmati rice with green beans.