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Excellent!! Followed recipe exactly. However at 5 mins left cooking the sauce became too thick for my taste so I just added a bit more apple cider. Will make again!!
I altered the recipe using apple cider vinegar instead of cider, adding some more honey and omitting the broth. My husband and I love it, but my daughter won’t even take a bite :(
This is a staple in my house, but tonight I mixed it up… I used boneless pork chops instead of chicken, and completely forgot to add the chicken broth, but the resulting sauce was wonderfully thick, and it complimented the pork very well.
But made according to the recipe is our usual method, which is ALSO a crowd pleaser. But use a big pan!
I have made this recipe numerous times and it is always delicious. However, there are a couple things I have changed on it. I usually add the apples in stages with the last addition just a couple minutes before cooking is complete. This gives you some nice texture variation on the apples. The other thing that I add is cashews, again added in stages with the apples. In my opinion the cashew addition takes this dish from good to outstanding.
I loved this recipe! I tend not to cook during the weekdays since I’m usually exhausted after work BUT this was so quick AND it was so delicious. I followed the recipe but just added a little more honey for my taste and some red pepper flakes to the sauce since I LOVE spicy food. My chicken came out so moist and flavorful. And the sauce was just perfect. I’ve been raving about this recipe, can’t wait to cook this for other people.
I’m so glad you liked it MKG!
Elise, This is just one of many recipes I’ve found on your blog. I’m taking care of my 90+ year old parents and quickly ran out of recipes they’d enjoy. Simply Recipes saved me!
I’m so glad your parents liked this one Jani!
Made this for friends after skiing. It was a hit. I just doubled the cider mixture rather than using the chicken broth as suggested. wouldn’t change a thing. It was a hit and everyone asked for the recipe. Making again tonight for family, but I couldn’t find cider, so I will use apple juice with maybe a spritx of lemon juice.
Made this for dinner yesterday with changes….my son who is my worst critic and husband who loves it when I make a new dish devoured it all! Used orange juice instead of apple cider and chicken broth. Will be making this for a luncheon I am catering in two weeks. Thanks for sharing this recipe
Just got back from apple picking and buying apple cider , found this recipe, I used chicken thighs, used mcintosh, cooked down until apples were cooked thoroughly in sauce, was absolutely fabulous. Will serve this to company.
I have been making this recipe for a very long time and I could just say that it is one of my very very very favourite chicken recipes ever,ofcours thanks to Elise .and by the way can I use a mild Heinz burger mustard than the dijone?
OK, scratch my former comment about needing to add flour to thicken the sauce because I added a little extra liquid (wine). I just realized that instead of using corn starch in the recipe, I used powered sugar!! No WONDER it wouldn’t thicken up! At least it was a sweet sauce to start out with so the sugar didn’t mess up the flavor. LOL!
Oh my! Glad it still worked out, even with the sugar. ~Elise
I had an open bottle of Savingnon Blanc, so I added about a 1/3 cup to the sauce before adding it to the pan. Yum! Because of the extra liquid, at the end I took out the chicken, added a bit more flour and boiled it for a couple minutes to thicken the sauce.
Great recipe, Elise! Simply Recipes is my go-to spot for ‘what to make for dinner’
I just made this recipe and enjoyed it immensely. I used Whole Grain Garlic mustard instead of dijon (I ran out) and it turned out wonderfully. There were whole mustard seeds in the sauce that added a nice texture and visual element. I served it up with brown rice cooked in a mixture of chicken broth and apple cider that also added some wonderful flavor. Thank you for this recipe!
This recipe saved me this week in West Hartford, CT where we were hit badly by an early snow storm which took down power lines everywhere. We did not have power, but since we have a gas stove, I could cook this on the cook top. I went to the library to print this recipe specifically knowing this, as my other chicken recipe I was planning to make had to go in the oven which I could not get lit because you have to start it electrically. And this recipe was easy and delicious, perfect for us contending with this horrible storm! Thank you thank you. We did manage to buy a generator and install it yesterday so at least we have power now, though without the generator, we still are without power here!!!! I am making it again next week because it was so good and easy too. Best, Elise
I made the the chicken with apples and honey must sauce – it was wonderful – I served it with Cauliflower/Mashed Potatoes – a real hit…
It sounded good, I inventoried and had everything except the apple cider. Drat. I used orange juice with a few shakes of ground ginger, served it over Jasmine rice, and it was great! I skimped on the chicken broth as all I had was canned (blah), and increased the juice/dijon/honey/ginger mixture. The small hint of ginger really made my orange “cider” a good match for the Daisy Girl apples that were on hand.
I will definitely make this dish again, and may even use the orange “cider”. Exercise care adding ginger, too much would be a shame as it would cover up the delicate flavors in this dish.
I wonder if we can replace apple with any other fruit. The presentation as usual is very nice. I am yet to try this at home – looks yummy!!
Perfect meal for a chilly autumn evening! Didn’t have cider on hand so substituted hard cider instead- also threw in a few roasted garlic cloves.
To Melanie – yes I think this would be great with pork. I think you may just need to adjust the browning and cooking times depending how you enjoy your chops. I browned my chicken for a bit longer yet, the cooking time was perfect on thick chicken breasts I used.
Your idea sounds great. I think I will try it.
What a great looking recipe, I can’t wait to try it! One quick question to those who have made it already, do you think it would translate ok to pork? I have some center cut chops waiting to be cooked, and thought this might be a nice option. It seems like it would work, but thought I would pose the question and get your thoughts.
Either way I will try it and report back results.
Thanks as always for great recipes!