Braised Apple Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Braised Apple Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Simple pantry ingredients come together to make flavourful and affordable weeknight dish.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) paprika
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) pepper, divided
  • 8 bone-in, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) apple juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped green onion
  1. Place the flour, thyme, paprika and half the salt and pepper in a plastic re-sealable bag. Add the chicken, in batches, and shake until well coated. Shake off the excess flour and transfer to a plate.

  2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until browned; stir in the chopped apple. Whisk the broth with ¼ cup (60 mL) juice, the vinegar, mustard, garlic and remaining salt and pepper. Pour into skillet and bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is tender and cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a platter and tent with foil. Whisk the cornstarch with the remaining apple juice. Pour into the skillet and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes or until the sauce is thickened. Pour over the chicken thighs and sprinkle with green onion.

Serve over buttered noodles, mashed potatoes or creamy polenta.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 2 chicken thighs & ⅓ cup (75 mL) sauce serving Amount
  • Calories 350
  • Protein 25 g
  • Fat 13 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5 g
  • Carbohydrate 23 g
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Cholesterol 112 mg
  • Sodium 460 mg
  • Per 2 chicken thighs & ⅓ cup (75 mL) sauce serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 118
  • Calcium 2
  • Iron 8
  • Vitamin A 6
  • Vitamin C 6
  • Vitamin B6 7
  • Vitamin B12 3
  • Folate 0
  • Magnesium 1
  • Zinc 2

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