Guest Post – Maple Apple Cider Chicken Thighs

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I’m thrilled to be doing this guest post for Maple Apple Cider Chicken Thighs with Maple Candied Walnuts, for my friend Betty Davies from Slow The Cook Down!

Maple Apple Cider Chicken Thighs
Maple Apple Cider Chicken Thighs

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So Betty asked me to do a guest post for her so that she could get her family settled in her new country! Betty has emigrated from Britain to Canada, so we are literally neighbors! Well, only about 70 miles by boat across Lake Ontario! 🙂 Welcome to North America, Betty!

Maple Apple Cider Chicken Thighs

When I heard that Betty was emigrating to Canada, I knew I wanted to use Maple Syrup in the dish I made for her. I mean, honestly, what could be more representative of Canada than Maple? They have a maple leaf on their flag, for God’s sake! 🙂 And what could be more indicative of fall than apple cider? Uh, nothing! So the marriage of Maple and Apple cider was born.

Maple Apple Cider Chicken Thighs

If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know I am huge fan of chicken thighs! They are so economical and truly foolproof! You can’t overcook them, even if you try! They are quick cooking and perfect for the grill! We grill outside until the snow is so deep, we can’t get to the gril! It just adds such a lovely, smoky taste! The Maple Candied Walnuts add a lovely crunch, also!

Maple Apple Cider Chicken Thighs

This marriage turned out so delicious! We all absolutely love these and I’m definitely making them again, soon! So head on over to Slow the Cook Down and check it out! As always, enjoy! And have fun cooking!!


Maple Apple Cider Chicken Thighs on a blue plateer on a bed of fresh arugala garnished with halved candied walnuts with a bottle of maple syrup shaped like a maple leaf
5 from 8 votes

Maple Apple Cider Chicken Thighs

These Maple and Apple Cider Chicken Thighs could not be easier! They are juicy, sweet and sticky yumminess!

Course dinner, entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 300 kcal
Author Binky


  • 2 c apple cider 475 ml.
  • 2/3 c maple syrup (real) 160 ml.
  • 1 clove large, garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp heaping, finely chopped onion 30 ml
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar 45 ml
  • 2 tsp dry mustard 10 ml.
  • 1 Tbsp worchestershire sauce 15 ml.


  1. Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat over medium until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.

  2. Start grill on medium high heat heat. Spray chicken thighs with no stick spray. 

  3. Place 1/4 cup of the sauce in a separate bowl, to start. Use more if needed. Use this to mop to chicken. Generously mop chicken on both sides. 

  4. Place on hot grill, start chicken skin side down, to crisp, and continue to mop while the chicken is cooking. Cook until chicken is cooked through, 165°F / 74°C.

  5. Use any extra sauce to make a gravy. Mix the cornstarch with a bit of water. Pour into remaining sauce, stirring until incorporated. Let cook a few minutes, over low heat., until thickened and bubbly. Serve on the side, with potatoes, or sweet potatoes.

26 thoughts on “Guest Post – Maple Apple Cider Chicken Thighs

  1. Danielle

    I am all about the maple syrup recipes at the moment, and this looks like a great way to enjoy it! The chicken looks perfectly cooked.

    1. Binky Post author

      I agree on both counts! Chicken thighs are the best and I love maple just about any time of the year but it is especially tasty with all the fall flavors!

  2. Lisa Bynum

    I used to have a bottle of that same maple syrup. My mother-in-law brought it back from a trip somewhere. After I used it all up, I saved the bottle — it was too cute to throw away.

    Chicken thighs are my favorite cut of chicken. So much flavor! I know these are going to be wonderful.

  3. Elaine

    I love maple syrup with chicken! This recipe looks so good that I did a little happy dance when I realized I had chicken thighs in the freezer! Beautiful photos and awesome recipe!

  4. Aleka

    I totally agree that you cannot overcook chicken thighs!!! Bone in are the best! The maple syrup combinations sounds so tasty! I am always looking for an innovative way to cook these babies so thanks for sharing!!


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