Saturday, May 29, 2010

Baked Chicken with Cider Apples

Baked Chicken with Cider Apples is a recipe so good my in-laws deemed it a keeper. This was another easy baked dish that Audrey was able to help with. She loved shaking the chicken in the bag of flour. Another bonus with this dish is eating the apples that mom is cutting up for dinner. At least Audrey thought that part fun. We would have had this earlier but it was difficult to remember to put the chicken in the marinade the night before. Once I remembered that it was an easy recipe.

  • 3 lbs meaty chicken pieces (we used thighs)
  • 2 cups apple cider (or apple juice)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp apple cider
  • 2 medium cooking apples
Place the chicken in a large nonmetal bowl or container and pour the cider over the chicken. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the chicken from the cider, reserving the cider. In a shallow bowl or plastic bag, combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Coat the chicken pieces with the flour mixture. Place the chicken pieces in a single layer in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of the reserved cider, brown sugar and cider. Stir in the apple slices. After the chicken has baked for 30 minutes, pour the apple mixture over it, then continue to bake about 25 minutes more or until the chicken is tender and no longer pink.

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Add flour and seasoning to bag
  2. Shake chicken pieces
  3. Place chicken in baking dish
  4. Pour apples over chicken
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Marinade chicken
  3. Bake chicken
This was highly rated by the family. We used granny smith apples and they lent a nice flavor to the dish. I would recommend using a crisp apple as they do cook down quite a bit. 

Shaking the chicken.

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