Cider Braised Chicken and Cabbage

This one-pot dish is perfect for a crowd or a weeknight family dinner because it is quick and tasty. Braised chicken breasts are paired with potatoes, cabbage, fennel, carrots, and apples. Braising ages back to the mid-nineteenth century, when braising was defined as referred to as any technique that required cooking food with hot coal. Though times have changed as roasting and grilling have come about, braising is always a great option when you want to try something different.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 1 minute
Yield: 6 servings
Difficulty: Easy


  • 6 bone-in chicken breasts, about 5-6 ounces each see Note 1
  • 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour can use almond flour for keto
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt for dredging
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 12-ounce hard cider see Note 2
  • 2 cups fennel, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and chopped about 2 inch thick 5-6 carrots
  • 1 pound red potatoes, cleaned and cut 4-5 pieces each see Note 3
  • 3 cloves sliced garlic
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dry
  • 1 sprig rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dry
  • 5-6 sprigs parsley or 1 teaspoon dry
  • 14.5 can chicken broth or homemade
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a glass bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper, and onion powder. Dredge the chicken in the flour. Set aside.
  3. Over medium heat, place stove/oven safe Dutch oven and add olive oil to heat. Add the chicken pieces to brown on both sides. Remove when brown. Add 1 cup of the hard cider to the pot and use a wooden spoon to loosen any brown pieces at bottom of the pot.
  4. Add in the fennel, cabbage, carrots, red potatoes, garlic, thyme, rosemary, parsley, and chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper, to your taste. Place lid on the pot. Braise in the oven about 1 hour 15 minutes. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees.
  5. Serve chicken and cabbage with veggies and broth and enjoy!

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