We eat a lot of chicken. It’s my favorite meat so I assumed everyone else in the family was fine with having chicken several nights a week. I realized I was mistaken one evening when I asked, “What should I do with this chicken tonight?” Bryan mumbled, “Throw it in the garbage.” Hmmm. We appeared to be in a meal time rut. I searched through my collection of cookbooks to find a new recipe. Of course, my recipes have a few requirements. I want something simple with minimal prep time. I also like recipes that don’t require a lot of fancy ingredients. I don’t happen to keep grapes that have been stomped one time in the Italian countryside then cut into four equal parts on hand for everyday use. If my daughter, her husband, and the baby are dining with us it has to be gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free. I finally found a recipe I liked for “beer chicken” and adapted it into this Savory Apple Cider Chicken Recipe so the entire family could eat it.
Savory Apple Cider Chicken Recipe
I love this recipe because after adapting it to my specifications, it had only four ingredients! You can make this using plain apple cider or hard apple cider, depending on who is eating and on your personal tastes. If you have gluten allergies, be sure to read the labels carefully on the onion soup mix as some contain wheat.
You can marinate the chicken the night before if you want to speed up prep time, but it’s just as good using the “shake and bake” method.
- 6 boneless chicken breasts
- 1 bottle (12 ounces) hard apple cider OR regular apple cider
- 2 packages (1 ounce each) onion soup mix
- 4 to 5 tablespoons Olive Oil
- Add olive oil and soup mix to a small bowl. Stir until blended.
- Place soup mix mixture in a gallon sized zip top baggie. Add chicken.
- Shake bag to cover chicken with soup mixture.
- Place chicken in a 9" by 13" baking dish. Pour hard cider or apple cider over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is done.
We liked this so much we are adding it to our meal rotation! Do you have any go-to chicken recipes that you use?
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