Red apples are definitely a festive component to the fall season. You can eat this sweet fruit alone, or incorporate it into a dish for an undeniably tasty meal. Check out these recipes and add red apples into your dinner dish today.
What’s more festive than Cider-Braised Chicken? Cider-Braised Chicken with red apples, that’s what.
Here’s what you’ll need:
4 slices of chopped bacon, 8 chicken thighs, 2 red apples (cored and cut into wedges), 1 12-ounce bottle of hard cider, 2 cups of fresh Brussel sprouts (trimmed and halved), 2 tablespoons of fresh thyme (chopped), 2 tablespoons of whole grain mustard, 1 teaspoon of Kosher salt
Step 1: Take a large skillet and cook the bacon until crisp. Then, remove the bacon from the skillet, leaving the dripped bacon juices inside.
Step 2: Place the chicken in the pan and cook for about 10 minutes (or until brown). Remove from the skillet and set aside.
Step 3: Place the apples into the same skillet and cook for about 4 minutes (or until brown on both sides). Remove and set aside.
Step 4: In a separate pot, pour in the cider. Then, add the thyme, mustard, and salt and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and allow it to simmer.
Step 5: Put the previously prepared chicken into the pot. Cover and allow this to simmer for about 10 minutes.
Step 6: Add in the Brussel sprouts. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes.
Step 7: Add in the apples. Uncovered, cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
Step 8: Serve! Don’t forget to spoon a bit of cider over the top of your meal and sprinkle it with bacon!
Quick and Easy Red Apple Sides
Red Apple-Fennel Slaw:
Mix 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons of lime juice and 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro. Add 1 teaspoon of minced chipotle in adobo sauce and a dash of salt. Then, thinly shave 1 small quartered fennel bulb, 1 small red apple, and 1 small green apple. Finally, toss the shaved items with the prepared dressing and serve.
Toss together 1/2 cup of sliced grapes, 2 chopped red apples, and 2 celery stalks. Add in 1/4 cup of mayonnaise and 1/4 cup of sour cream. Sprinkle with walnuts and parsley. Then, top the salad with lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.
Scoop out the core of 4 red apples using a melon baller. Be sure to leave the bottoms intact. Next, mix 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and 3 tablespoons of butter with 1/8 cup fresh breadcrumbs and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Stuff this mixture into the apples. Finally, place the stuffed apples into a baking dish with 1/8 cup of apple cider. Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes. Serve and enjoy.
Big Apple Cocktail:
Steep 2 chopped tart red apples in 2 cups of whiskey overnight. In the morning, strain the mixture into a pitcher. For each cocktail, shake together 2 ounces of the prepared apple whiskey, 1/2 ounce of sweet vermouth, and 2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice in a shaker with ice. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an apple wedge and maraschino cherry and serve.
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