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One Pan Apple Glazed Chicken Thighs | Crispy, yet juicy chicken thighs, cooked in a sweet apple and herb sauce, in one pan, and ready in just 30 minutes!  It's the perfect weeknight meal! | https://www.thechunkychef.com | #chickendinner #weeknightmeal #quickmeal #30minutemeal #apples #onepan #onepot
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5 from 3 votes

One Pan Apple Glazed Chicken Thighs

Juicy chicken thighs are seared with a crispy skin, then cooked with apples and herbs... all in one pan, and in 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 413kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, excess fat trimmed
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup no sugar added apple juice (100% juice)
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, minced (can substitute with 1/4 tsp dried thyme)
  • 1-2 medium gala or golden delicious apples (whatever variety apples you prefer)

Instructions

  • Pat chicken dry and sprinkle with salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika, on both sides.
  • To a large pan or skillet, add olive oil and heat over MED-HIGH heat until oil is shimmering.  Add chicken thighs, skin side down, and cook 4-5 minutes per side, until golden brown.  Remove to a plate.  If your pan isn't large enough, the browning can be done in batches.
  • Add apple juice and minced thyme to pan, using a wooden spoon to loosen the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.  Bring to a boil, and cook until liquid has reduced by half, a minute or two.
  • Add chicken back to the pan, scatter apples around the chicken, cover with lid, or aluminum foil, and cook over MED heat for 3-4 minutes.
  • Spoon a little of the sauce over the chicken and serve.
  • If you'd like the sauce to be a little thicker, remove chicken from pan, add 1 Tbsp cornstarch and 1 Tbsp water to a small dish, whisk to combine, then pour into pan and stir until all combined.  Cook a minute or two, stirring often, and return chicken to pan after sauce is thickened.

Notes

Boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs can be substituted.  Adjust cooking times as needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 413kcal