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Apple Juice Chicken

3-Ingredient Apple Juice Chicken

Delicious chicken thighs that are covered with a sweet, syrupy sauce made from apple juice!
Course Entree
Cuisine Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 367kcal
Author Lauren Goslin


  • 1 1/2 c . 100% unfiltered apple juice , preferably organic
  • 1 1/2 lbs . (or 6 medium) chicken thighs, skinless
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat a deep pan over medium heat.
  • Add the juice first and bring to a low boil.
  • Add in the chicken and sprinkle the meat with salt and pepper.
  • Lower everything to a simmer and cover the pan, cooking for 15 minutes.
  • Flip the chicken over.
  • Partially cover the pan and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Pop the lid up so that a significant amount of steam can escape, allowing the apple juice to reduce down and thicken (the heat should be high enough that the juice is bubbling softly).
  • Cook for another 10-20 minutes until the juice is thick and syrupy, turning the chicken every 10 minutes or so.
  • Watch it closely for the last 2-3 minutes, as it can burn quickly.
  • Remove from heat once the chicken is cooked through and the juice resembles honey in consistency.


Weight Watchers points (new system): 9


Serving: 4g | Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.9g | Protein: 49.3g | Fat: 12.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.2g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 149mg | Sugar: 10.1g