Cider Vinegar Chicken over Smashed Red Potatoes

Cider Vinegar Chicken over Smashed Red Potatoes

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Keyword: chicken


For the chicken:

  • 3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cut into 4-6 equal-sized pieces
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 tsp rosemary

For Smashed Red Potatoes

  • 2 1/2 lbs baby red potatoes
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk (plus more if needed for desired consistency)
  • 4 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 2 tsp pepper


Cider Vinegar Chicken over Smashed Red Potatoes

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Season the cut chicken breasts with a little salt and pepper. Place in skillet and cook for 5 minutes. Flip and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Add onions, honey and more salt and pepper to the skillet. Cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, until the onions are nicely caramelized. Add the chicken back to the skillet.
  • Add cider vinegar, cider or juice, stock and rosemary to the pan. Increase heat and bring to a slow boil. Let simmer until sauce is reduced by half, about 10 minutes.

For Smashed Red Potatoes

  • Boil potatoes for 15 – 20 minutes, until tender. Drain and return to pot. Add butter to the potatoes and mash slightly.2. Stir in milk, cream cheese, garlic salt and pepper.


**To make ahead and serve at dinnertime: I usually cover the skillet and place the whole thing in the refrigerator. I put the smashed potatoes in a container. To reheat, I just plate the food – a mound of mashed potatoes topped with chicken, onions and sauce – and heat each individual plate in the microwave until warm.

The first few times I made this dish it was delicious but a little too vinegary for our tastes. So I tweaked it and played around with until I hit on just the right combination. Now it is one of the kids favorites. They call it apple juice chicken. Tweaking recipes and scoring a hit with the kids? That definitely works for me!

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