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two boneless chickenb breasts with apple slices on top

Tea Infused Apple Cider Chicken


A healthier twist on apple cider chicken that gets its apple flavors from tea



  • 8 ounces of water plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 Republic of Tea Hot Apple Cider Teabags or your favorite apple-flavored tea
  • 1 tablespoon tamari sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon or brown mustard
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 apple sliced thin


  1. Place two tea bags into 1 cup of warm water and let it steep and then return to room temperature.
  2. Once the tea has cooled off, whisk the tea with one tablespoon tamari sauce, 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of mustard.  
  3. Place the chicken breasts into a glass dish and pour half of the (1/2 cup) marinade over the chicken and refrigerate for at least one hour.  Reserve the remaining half cup of marinade and set it aside.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 350
  5. Heat a skillet over medium to high heat with 1 tablespoon oil. Add the chicken breasts and cook until they start to brown.  Flip them over and add the minced garlic.
  6. Cook for about 5 minutes longer until the underside of the chicken is golden brown.
  7. Reduce the heat and add the reserved marinade and top the chicken with apple slices.
  8. Cover the pan and place it in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove the pan from the oven and place the chicken breasts on a platter.
  10. Strain the herbs and garlic from the sauce in the pan and gradually stir in 1 teaspoon of flour mixed with 1 tablespoon water to thicken the sauce.


Substitute the boneless chicken breasts with boneless chicken thighs or boneless pork chops.

Change up the tea; try using a simple green or black tea and add 1/4 cup diced apples to the liquid in the pan before baking.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top/Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Apple Cider Chicken, cider chicken, apple chicken