2-Ingredient Apple Juice Chicken

February 11, 2014

Author Notes: Flavorful chicken thighs smothered in a thick, syrupy sauce made by simply reducing down 100% pure, unfiltered apple juice.Lauren Goslin

Serves: 4


  • 1 3/4 cups 100% unfiltered apple juice
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper dashes to your taste
In This Recipe


  1. Heat a deep pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add the juice first and bring to a low boil.
  3. Add in the chicken and sprinkle the meat with dashes of both salt and pepper.
  4. Lower everything to a simmer and cover the pan, cooking for 15 minutes.
  5. Flip the chicken over, and cook for another 15 minutes, covered.
  6. At this time, pop the lid up so that steam can escape, allowing the apple juice to reduce down (the pan should still be partially covered).
  7. Cook for another 5-10 minutes until the juice is thick and syrupy, turning the chicken every few minutes.
  8. Watch it closely for the last 2-3 minutes, as it can burn quickly.
  9. Remove from heat once the chicken is cooked through and the juice resembles honey in consistency.
  10. Re-season, if desired.

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Reviews (4) Questions (0)

4 Reviews

Meghan January 13, 2016
I am a kid who made this so it is real simple
Fran M. April 7, 2015
This turned out great. The kids loved it & so did my 74 year old patient.
Tammy J. November 16, 2014
Can I use motts 100% Apple juice or does it specifically have to be undiluted Apple juice to work and get to the "honey" consistency?
Anna M. October 6, 2014
Thank you for a quick easy chicken recipe. Do you suppose this recipe would also work using pineapple juice instead of the apple juice?