These delicious chicken thighs are glazed in maple and cider. Perfect for thanksgiving, Sunday dinner but also super easy for a weeknight meal!

Maple Apple Cider Chicken Thighs

These Maple and Apple Cider Chicken Thighs could not be easier! They are juicy, sweet and sticky yumminess!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 370kcal
Author Slow The Cook Down


  • 16 ounces apple cider (475ml)
  • 5.5 ounces real maple syrup (160ml)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp Onion finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 bone in chicken thighs with skin


  • Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat over medium until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.
  • Start grill on medium high heat heat. Spray chicken thighs with no stick spray.
  • Place 1/4 cup of the sauce in a separate bowl, to start. Use more if needed. Use this to mop to chicken. Generously mop chicken on both sides.
  • Place on hot grill, start chicken skin side down, to crisp, and continue to mop while the chicken is cooking. Cook until chicken is cooked through, 165°F / 74°C.
  • Use any extra sauce to make a gravy. Mix the cornstarch with a bit of water. Pour into remaining sauce, stirring until incorporated. Let cook a few minutes, over low heat., until thickened and bubbly. Serve on the side, with potatoes, or sweet potatoes.


Nutritional values are based on one of four chicken thighs.


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 544mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1.5mg