Apple-Thyme Chicken

Recipe for perfect, tender, grilled chicken.

Apple-Thyme Chicken

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons apple juice
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 medium Golden Delicious or other all-purpose apples, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 cup apple juice

    How to make it 


  • 1

    In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients; mix well.

  • 2

    Pour half of the marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.

  • 3

    Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray before starting the grill.

  • 4

    Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Dip apples in reserved marinade; set aside. Combine the honey with the remaining marinade.

  • 5

    Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear, basting frequently with the honey marinade.

  • 6

    Grill apples, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes, basting and turning frequently or until lightly browned.

  • 7

    In a saucepan, combine the cornstarch, thyme, and apple juice until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

  • 8

    Slice the grilled apples; stir into sauce. Serve with chicken. Serves 4.