Glazed Chicken Thighs with Apples

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6

Looking for a light yet filling weeknight meal? Our glazed chicken thighs mix perfectly with apples to create a sweet and savory taste that will please the whole table.


  • 6 Sanderson Farms® Chicken Thighs
  • ½ cup apple jelly
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cooking apples, (Braeburn, Gala or Granny Smith)
  • ½ cup chicken broth, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced

Nutritional Information (PER SERVING)

Calories: 530
Fat: 31g
Saturated Fat: 8g
Sodium: 620mg
Carbohydrate: 30g
Sugars: 24g
Protein: 32g


  1. Mix apple jelly and vinegar together until smooth and set aside.
  2. Slice apples into 1/4-inch thick pieces. Add 1 tablespoon of chicken broth to apples to prevent browning.
  3. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat olive oil in a 5-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Place chicken skin side down in pot. Brown chicken for 5 minutes per side. Turn off heat, remove chicken and set aside. Drain the oil leaving 1 teaspoon in the pan.
  5. Turn heat on to medium. Add onions and apples. Cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add remaining chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
  7. Place chicken on top of onion-apple mixture. Pour jelly mixture over chicken. Cook covered with lid tilted for 20 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 180°F.