Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Chipotle Apple Braised Chicken

This Chipotle Apple Braised Chicken has the perfect combination of sweet and smokey.

Chipotle Apple Braised Chicken

 If you recall, last month I visited Columbus, Ohio for my oldest daughters cheering competition. We had a little downtime between events, so we ventured over to the North Market; which is an indoor market consisting of over 25 vendors and artisans. Of course, the first vendor I see when I walk in is North Market Spices and I was in heaven smelling all of the wonderful flavor combinations. I purchased a few to take home with me, like the Southern BBQ Rub, Sweet Hungarian Paprika, Chai Habanero, and Honey Powder. But I couldn’t wait to try the Chipotle Apple Pie Spice first. That one just permeated my senses and I knew I wanted to make a braised chicken dish with it the moment I smelled it.

I wanted to keep this dish simple and with 4 ingredients, I did just that. This Chipotle Apple Braised Chicken was incredible! A little on the sweet side, but the aromatic flavor of the chipotle really balanced the flavors nicely. ~Enjoy!


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Chipotle Apple Braised Chicken
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
  • 8 Chicken Thighs skinless
  • 1 tbsp . Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 c . Apple Cider
  • 2 Apples I used Honeycrisp, peeled, cored
  • 2 tsp . Chipotle Apple Pie Spice
  1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat; then add the chicken. Brown on both sides for approximately 5 minutes per side. (You may have to do this in two batches.)
  2. Cut the apples into quarters and then in thirds (You want them to be in large chunks).
  3. Add all of the chicken back to the pot along with the apples, cider and Chipotle Apple Pie Spice.
  4. Cover the pot and simmer for 30 minutes over low heat.
Recipe Notes

Calories 142, Fat 3g, Carbs 10.4g, Fiber .5g, Sugar 8.9g, Protein 16.1g

*Nutritional information provided by Calorie Count and may not be 100% accurate.


  1. Kirsten
    March 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    It’s funny, I was unaware of any local spice shops when we lived in Northern VA, but here in Ohio I know of 3!
    This looks terrific and I’ll have to investigate next time I’m in Columbus.

  2. Nathan
    September 1, 2015 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    North Market Spices now has a live website with a fully functioning ecommerce area. Disclaimer, I built the site.

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