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a wooden spoon holding up a pan fried chicken thigh that's been coated in apple cider gravy
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Pan Fried Chicken With Apple Cider Gravy

Pan fried chicken thighs with apple cider gravy are a delicious, savory way to celebrate fall. With apples everywhere, there is no better way to enjoy this cozy fall chicken dinner!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 2956kcal


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup fresh apple cider
  • 1/2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1-2 tsp minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp corn starch + 1 tbsp water stirred together, to thicken
  • mashed potatoes or rice for serving the gravy over


  • Season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the butter and olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet or Dutch oven.
  • Add the seasoned chicken to the pan, and brown on each side for about 2-4 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove the cooked chicken from the pan, and set aside.
  • To the heated pan, add the broth, cider, parsley, and garlic. Bring the mixture to a boil, and use a spatula or spoon to deglaze the pan.
  • Stir in the cornstarch mixture, and reduce the heat to medium and let the mixture simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Season the gravy with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Add the chicken back to the skillet and remove the pan from heat.
  • Serve the chicken with a liberal serving of gravy poured over both the meat and over the mashed potatoes or rice.


Calories: 2956kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 492g | Fat: 93g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 1388mg | Sodium: 1202mg | Potassium: 8263mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 12mg