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Cider Ranch-Glazed Chicken Thighs

See how Dijon and a shake of ranch makes for some amazing chicken glazing.

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For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.
  • To get started: Melt some butter in a large skillet set over medium heat. Season the chicken thighs generously with crushed black pepper and Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Seasoning Shaker.
  • When the butter is foaming, add the chicken thighs skin side down and cook without disturbing until the skin is golden brown. Turn the chicken over and pour in enough apple cider to come about ¼-inch up the sides of the pan.
  • Transfer to a 375-degree oven and roast until the chicken is cooked through, another 20-25 minutes or so. While the chicken is cooking, baste with the cider every so often.
  • Remove the whole pan from the oven and take the chicken out of the sauce. Whisk in a little Dijon mustard to cut the sweetness, add another pat of butter, and season to taste with salt and pepper, if needed. Pour over the chicken and serve hot.

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recommend 88.2% would recommend this recipe

Rated 5 out of 5 by from HoneyGood Great dish easy 2 make and tastes terrific. Add some honey and teriyaki
Date published: 2021-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This ranch glazed chicken is awesome. So tasty and simple to make
Date published: 2021-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing So good ! Loved tthe way the Acidic cider blended with the saltiness of the ranch
Date published: 2021-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So delicious!! We made a lot of homemade apple cider so I thought that I would give this recipe a try. It was so easy to make. The chicken had so much flavor and since the recipe calls for chicken thighs, it was so juicy. Everyone in my family loved it. I think that I will try it with pork next time.
Date published: 2020-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from used pork loin Made extra of the liquid and cooked a pork loin in the crockpot with it, was so delicious
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing This glaze/sauce was so good finger licking good lol serve with a potato so yummy
Date published: 2020-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good It’s good! I used a breast instead of the thigh. Which, to me is better anyway.
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow This chicken had one of the best tastes I’ve had in awhile.
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good Its a good recipe my family loved it you should try it
Date published: 2020-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cider ranch and cider together means extra flavor for the chicken
Date published: 2020-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for a dijon twist to a ranch receipe Excellent for a dijon craving twist to a ranch recipe.
Date published: 2020-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Cider Ranch Chicken Thighs I have been using Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing for as long as I can remember. I also love the ranch powder! I am so glad that our local store carries it. I have been using the packets for years. I made these Apple Cider Chicken Thighs for super tonight and it was amazing. I will be sharing this recipe with friends.
Date published: 2020-02-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cider Ranch-Glazed Chicken Somewhat good. I have friends that hat to cook. What an easy and delish meal.
Date published: 2019-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! I love the taste of the ranch skin flavor on the chicken. Very flavorful
Date published: 2019-11-21
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