Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken simmers in the crockpot all day resulting in tender fall off the bone chicken. 

 

 Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken | Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken simmers in the crockpot all day resulting in tender fall off the bone chicken. #crockpotchicken #appleciderchicken

 

I look forward to the cooler months for the simple reason that I can find apple cider available in my grocery store.

Delicious chilled or hot, apple cider is the perfect balance between sweet and tart.

Aside from drinking it, I also love to use apple cider when cooking and baking.

It use it in pancakes, muffins and of course for crockpot chicken.

It adds the sweet taste of fall-picked apples to any dish you serve.

This slow cooker apple cider chicken is one of those “set it and forget it” recipes that is perfect for busy weekdays.

It’s a gluten-free, low fat healthy dinner.

 

 Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken | Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken simmers in the crockpot all day resulting in tender fall off the bone chicken.

 

How to make slow cooker chicken

  • Use boneless and skinless chicken.

  • Layer the pieces on the bottom of your slow cooker.

  • If you have extra time to spare, brown the chicken in a sauce pan for about five minutes before placing in a crockpot to finish cooking.

  • Mix together a marinade of apple cider, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, salt and pepper and pour over the chicken.

  • Cook the chicken until it’s tender.

How long will chicken take in a slow cooker

Cook the chicken on low for 6 hours or 3 to 4 hours on high until the chicken is cooked through.

 

 

 

Can I use apple juice if I don’t have apple cider?

Unsweetened apple juice used in place of apple cider will result in excessive sweetness. Stick to apple cider when called for.

What to serve with slow cooker chicken

 Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken | Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken simmers in the crockpot all day resulting in tender fall off the bone chicken.

 

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken simmers in the crockpot all day resulting in tender fall off the bone chicken.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken
Servings: 4 people
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 6 - 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

Instructions

  • Place the chicken thighs on the bottom of a crockpot. Sprinkle salt and pepper generously over the chicken.
  • (Optional - Brown the chicken in a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat for three minutes a side before placing into the crockpot.)
  • Used a small bowl to mix together the cider, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, vinegar and olive oil. Pour the marinade and fresh rosemary over the chicken, cover and set the crockpot to low and allow the chicken to cook for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Transfer the chicken thighs to plates or shred the chicken for sandwiches and serve on buns.

 Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken | Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken simmers in the crockpot all day resulting in tender fall off the bone chicken. #crockpotchicken #appleciderchicken

 


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16 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken”

  • This is going to taste amazing and I’m really looking forward to how my home will smell as it’s cooking!

    • You just love the smell of the apples in the kitchen and it tastes so good. Thanks Jillian 🙂

  • I made this yesterday and it’s absolutely delicious! I’m probably gonna make it again very very soon. 😀

    • So glad you loved it…thanks so much. It’s a favorite in my house too.

  • That chicken looks so perfectly cooked. Definitely one to try for an easy weeknight meal.

    • I love the crockpot to set it and forget it and this chicken dish was a hit.

  • I use my slow cooker all the time. This is definitely a recipe I’d like to try!

    • Thanks Jill….it’s an easy one and the kids loved it. Definitely give it a try. 🙂

  • There is no way you can cook chicken breasts as long as the chicken thighs. The chicken breasts will completely dry out after cooking for 6-8 hours. I would half the time.

    • You can half the time if you turn up the heat on the slow cooker to high. Otherwise, you can slow cook the chicken for longer for tender juicy chicken. Thanks Gail.

  • Thank you for the recipe! When do I put the 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar? Is apple cider different from apple cider vinegar? I can’t find one here in Australia.

    • Apple cider and apple cider vinegar are two different ingredients. If you can’t find apple cider vinegar you can substitute a tablespoon of lemon juice in its place. This recipe is easy and delicious. Hope you enjoy!

      • Thank you so much for replying! I found the cider vinegar. Is apple cider alcohol? I’m so sorry for all the questions. First time using a slow cooker and cooking with cider.

        • There is no alcohol in apple cider. It is simply fresh pressed apple juice. The taste is sweet and delicious cold or warmed to drink. It adds great flavor to this recipe.

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