Roasted Apple Cider Chicken

Use apple cider in your cooking like with this easy roasted chicken recipe for your next family dinner.

  • Author: Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 pieces of chicken (breast, leg, thigh or a combination) – about 2 1/2 pounds
  • 3 medium apples, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium lemon, cut into wedges
  • 6 springs rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups hard apple cider or non-alcoholic apple cider


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Pour oil into a large roasting pan and add chicken (flip each piece a few times so oil is coating all pieces.)
  3. Add apples, onion and lemon wedges. Place rosemary springs over chicken pieces. Sprinkle with pepper and salt.
  4. Slowly pour apple cider over chicken. Bake for 75 – 80 minutes or until chicken is browned and cider is reduced down a bit.


Adapted from the US Apple Association’s Cider-Baked Chicken and Sausage