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Apple Cider Glazed Chicken Thighs

Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are sauteed in a savory blend of herbs and spices, then glazed with a flavorful reduction of apple cider and dijon mustard.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: boneless chicken thighs recipe, chicken dinner ideas, easy dinner idea, low carb chicken recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 326kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, (about 6 chicken thighs )
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or dried rosemary, (choose either)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup apple cider, (NOT Apple Cider Vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig or fresh thyme sprig
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Heat olive oil in a large 12-inch skillet set over medium heat.
  • In the meantime, in a small mixing bowl combine dried thyme or dried rosemary (use either one), onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Season chicken thighs with prepared seasoning.
  • Add chicken thighs to the hot oil and cook for 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Flip over and cook for 6 to 8 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and internal temperature registers at 165˚F. Cook time depends on the size of the chicken. Also, make sure you're using boneless and skinless chicken thighs.
  • Remove cooked chicken thighs from the skillet and set aside.
  • Set skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add garlic and cook for 20 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Slowly pour in the apple cider.
  • Add dijon mustard and whisk everything until well combined.
  • Add rosemary sprig or thyme sprig to the sauce.
  • Continue to cook for 8 minutes, to reduce the sauce.
  • Slowly stir around the tablespoon of butter until melted.
  • Taste the sauce for salt and pepper; adjust to taste.
  • Return chicken thighs to the skillet and cook for 2 more minutes, to heat through.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with parsley.
  • Serve.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg