Cider Braised Chicken and Cabbage is a tasty one-pan wonderful meal! Chicken, Cabbage, Potatoes, Fennel, Carrots, and Apple all in one pot! Hard apple cider makes a great addition to braised chicken and cabbage. The cider adds a delicious broth that adds great flavors to warm you on a cold day! #appleweek
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I hope you enjoy this hearty cider braised chicken and cabbage recipe that is a big bowl of comfort and deliciousness!
Those of you who are regulars here know I love an easy recipe! I also love a great chicken recipe filled with veggies! This is it my friends!
I use chicken breasts, cabbage and a few of my favorite fall veggies and apples. They braise together in a fantastic broth of hard cider and herbs. I use an Irish cider because, well come on now, it’s delicious so of course, I use it on my braised chicken.
When I signed up to participate in Apple Week, I started thinking about what recipes I wanted to develop. Then, when I saw our sponsors and received the most amazing oval casserole from Swiss Diamond, BINGO, I knew chicken and cabbage was to be braised in that amazing casserole dish.
The Swiss Diamond Casserole is versatile so I can brown the chicken on the stove. After browning the chicken, the entire pot with all the fixings can go right into the oven, easy peasy!
I am so happy with this tasty Cider Braised Chicken and Cabbage recipe and I hope you love it too!
The family and I have had this quite a few times and of so have our extended family! The chicken and cabbage recipe can be made the night before and reheated when you are ready to eat!
This braised chicken is one of those recipes that works great for any night of the week and is an awesome crowd pleaser recipe. Great for family gatherings and pot-luck dinners. Easily make ahead and reheat when the crowd arrives.
I know we aren’t even at Halloween but I am definitely serving this during Saint Patrick’s Day too! I know, too soon for you, but food blogger, we have to think ahead, always!
What does it mean to “braise” chicken?
Braising generally means a combination of dry cooking or searing and also wet cooking, as in a broth. I sear the chicken at a high temperature and finish cooking in the oven at a lower temperature.
What oven temperature is generally used to make braised chicken and cabbage?
I generally braise the chicken at a temperature between 275 and 325 degrees. It depends on the recipe.
What should the internal temperature of the braised chicken be when they are cooked?
Use a meat thermometer and the internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees.
Is cabbage a healthy vegetable?
Ah, cabbage! Please embrace and cook with cabbage! It is so good for you! So many benefits, I have to write an entire post to my ode to cabbage. A few examples:
- cabbage contains sulforaphane, which is a cancer-fighting compound.
- Can aid in regulating the immune system
- Aid in weight loss!
Now, before I continue with my recipe for Cider Braised Chicken and Cabbage, let’s talk about Apple Week! I have to thank the amazing Carlee, who runs Cooking with Carlee! What a host of this amazing event! Thank you, Carlee! We have a great array of sponsors and giveaways:
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How to Make Cider Braised Chicken and Cabbage:
- Season flour with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken breasts in seasoned flour.
- Over medium heat, add olive oil in a large Dutch oven(casserole dish). Brown the chicken breasts.
- To the pot, add some hard cider and use a wooden s pick up any brown bits and bottom of the pot.
- Add the potatoes, cabbage, fennel, carrots, apples, parsley, thyme, and rosemary.
- Place the brown chicken breasts on top of the veggies.
- Add the remaining hard cider and chicken broth.
- Place lid on top and braise in the oven for about 1 – 1 1/2 hours.
- When ready, serve and enjoy!
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Cider Braised Chicken and Cabbage
Chicken breasts, cabbage, potatoes, fennel, carrots, and apples braised in hard cider to make a one-pot amazing meal. perfect for a crowd. Easy preparation.
- 6 bone-in chicken breasts,about 5-6 ounces each see Note 1
- 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour can use almond flour for keto
- 1/2 teaspoon salt for dredging
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 12 ounce hard cider see Note 2
- 2 cups fennel, thinly sliced
- 2 cups green cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1 pound carrots, peeled and chopped about 2 inch thick 5-6 carrots
- 1 pound red potatoes, cleaned and cut 4-5 pieces each see Note 3
- 3 cloves sliced garlic
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dry
- 1 sprig rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dry
- 5-6 sprigs parsley or 1 teaspoon dry
- 14.5 can chicken broth or homemade
- salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a glass bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper, and onion powder. Dredge the chicken in the flour. Set aside.
Over medium heat, place stove/oven safe Dutch oven and add olive oil to heat. Add the chicken pieces to brown on both sides. Remove when brown. Add 1 cup of the hard cider to the pot and use a wooden spoon to loosen any brown pieces at bottom of the pot.
Add in the fennel, cabbage, carrots, red potatoes, garlic, thyme, rosemary, parsley, and chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper, to your taste. Place lid on the pot. Braise in the oven about 1 hour 15 minutes. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees.
Serve chicken and cabbage with veggies and broth and enjoy!
Note 1: If the chicken breasts are very large, cut them in half for easier serving and braising. Also as far as the skin, I generally remove most or all of the skin and discard before dredging the chicken. A healthier option
Note 2: I use Magners hard cider. You can use a homemade cider or store-bought, non-alcohol cider.
Note 3: I use small red potatoes. If the potatoes are very large, cut into 2-inch pieces so they cook evenly. You can use another type of potato. (Yukon or Idaho)
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