Apple Cider Tea Chicken with Apples & Sweet Potato #AppleWeek

Apples, sweet potato and chicken thighs simmer away with fall rosemary and apple cider tea for a healthy, flavorful fall dinner.

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Apples, sweet potato and chicken thighs simmer away with fall rosemary and apple cider tea for a healthy, flavorful fall dinner.


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After two sweets this week – and more to come in the near future – I wanted to end the week with a more savory recipe. Naturally sweet from apples and sweet potatoes, this skillet dinner goes from stove-top to oven and just embodies fall. From the fall fruit and vegetable to the earthy rosemary, this was one dinner that I couldn’t get enough of.

There is a double dose of apples in this dish. In addition to the roasted apples, the sauce is based on apple cider tea. Very light, it flavors the chicken thighs and keeps them wonderfully moist.

Apples, sweet potato and chicken thighs simmer away with fall rosemary and apple cider tea for a healthy, flavorful fall dinner.

Recipe Notes:

  • For this recipe, I used Envy apples, compliments of our sponsor. I absolutely adore Envy apples. They’re perfectly sweet and crisp – I usually need to hide them from my kiddos.
  • I also chose to use Republic of Tea’s Apple Cider Tea for the sauce. This tea is a lightly sweet caffeine-free tea, delicious for sipping. While you could easily use apple cider in this recipe, I like using the tea – something shelf-stable instead of buying a whole jug of apple cider. Plus, the tea is not nearly as sweet, allowing the natural flavor of the apple and sweet potato to shine though.

Apples, sweet potato and chicken thighs simmer away with fall rosemary and apple cider tea for a healthy, flavorful fall dinner.

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Apples, sweet potato and chicken thighs simmer away with fall rosemary and apple cider tea for a healthy, flavorful fall dinner.

Apple Cider Tea Chicken with Apples & Sweet Potato

Apples, sweet potato and chicken thighs simmer away with fall rosemary and apple cider tea for a healthy, flavorful fall dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 299 kcal
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 2/3 c. water
  • 1 Republic of Tea Apple Cider Tea teabag
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil divided
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 1 Tbs. whole-grain mustard
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 2 large apples 1/2-3/4 inch dice
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled, 1/2-3/4 inch dice
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. chopped fresh rosemary
  • rosemary sprig(s) for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place water and tea bag in a microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl. Microwave for 60-90 seconds, until water is hot. Allow tea to steep for 5 minutes or longer. (Tea doesn't need to be hot, so don't worry about it cooling.)

  2. Preheat oven to 425.

  3. In a non-stick, cast-iron skillet, heat 1 Tbs. olive oil over medium-heat until very hot. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and then place skin-side down in the skillet, searing until golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  4. Add tea, honey, and mustard, stirring with a wooden spoon to scrape up any bits stuck to the bottom of the skillet. Simmer for 5 minutes, reducing slightly. Stir in butter.

  5. Add apples and sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Nestle chicken thighs into apples and potatoes. Sprinkle with rosemary.

  6. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until chicken reaches 165F at its thickest part, 22-26 minutes. Transfer chicken thighs to a clean plate. Cover with foil.

  7. Stir apple-sweet potato mixture and return to oven for another 10-15 minutes, until sweet potatoes are cooked throughout.

  8. Serve hot, with pan drippings drizzled over chicken.

Recipe Notes

The serving size varies based on the size of your appetite. Nutrition calculated based on 4 servings. 

This recipe was adapted from Delish.

Apples, sweet potato and chicken thighs simmer away with fall rosemary and apple cider tea for a healthy, flavorful fall dinner.

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