Apple Cider Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes

This is a delicious and healthy recipe that is perfect for the fall season. The chicken thighs are cooked in apple cider until they are tender, and then served with roasted sweet potatoes. This dish is sure to please everyone at the table!


  • 4 to 5 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced (about 2 cups diced)
  • 1/2 white onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock


1. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.

2. Add to a large, cold cast iron skillet, skin-side down.

3. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes, until skin is deeply golden and crispy.

4. Flip chicken and add sweet potatoes, onion, apple cider, chicken stock, and rosemary to the skillet. Stir gently to distribute ingredients evenly.

5 Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes or until sweet potatoes are fork tender and chicken is cooked through (should reach at least 165 degrees F in thickest part).

6 Divide chicken between four plates and add cooked rice or orzo to the side if desired along with spooning sweet potatoes and onions on top.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 chicken thigh with sweet potatoes
  • Calories: 490
  • Fat: 27 g
  • Saturated fat: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 215 mg
  • Sodium: 520 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar 14 g
  • Protein 36
Apple Cider Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes
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