Apple Chicken

This is one of those recipes that will make you go, “Ahhh, Fall!”  So it’s perfect for right now.


  • 4 chicken thighs, pounded thin
  • 1/2 medium apple, diced very small (I used honey crisp)
  • 2 T real maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup shredded Dubliner cheese (can sub with white cheddar)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp all spice
  • toothpicks
  • lard/bacon grease
  • 1/2 cup unfiltered apple juice or cider

Mix together your apple, syrup, cheese, and spices.  Even spread the mixture over your 4 chicken thighs that have been pounded thin.

Roll your chicken up and secure it in rolls with several toothpicks.  They don’t have to look pretty…see?

Warm a cast iron or stainless steel skillet up with a couple tablespoons of lard/ bacon grease until nice and hot.  Sear your chicken rolls for 2 minutes on each side.  Pour in your apple juice/cider and cover with a lid for 10-12 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

I served ours with roasted cubes of sweet potatoes.  It doesn’t get much more fall-like than this does it?  These were coated in oil, seasoned with sea salt and paprika, and roasted in a 425 degree oven for 30 minutes.

I unfortunately don’t have a finished product picture of the chicken because my family devoured it!  Even my daughter who normally turns her nose up to chicken asked for seconds.


About Elizabeth

Elizabeth enjoys life as a wife and stay-at-home mom to her two daughters, 3-year-old Evelyn and 1-year-old Annabelle. She is passionate about home birth, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, attachment parenting, alternative medicine, crafting, and healthy eating. She and her husband are in the process of a local trans-racial adoption.
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