I like apples and I like turkey but I never thought to put them together until I saw Apple Braised Turkey Thighs in October Martha Stewart Everyday Food.
This recipe takes about 2 hours to cook, so it’s a nice thing to make on a fall Sunday. I used a turkey breast instead of turkey thighs with this. It was very easy to make. You start by quickly searing the turkey breast to brown the skin side. Remove it and cook some shallots and then add in some peeled, cored and quartered apples. Put the turkey back in, add apple cider and chicken stock and bring to a boil, then stick in the oven for an hour covered and a half hour uncovered.
When mine was done, I took out the turkey and apples and cooked down the remaining liquid (with the added teaspoon of apple cider vinegar), then I added some Wondra to make it thick like a gravy. This was delicious! It wasn’t as sweet as you might think and the apples and turkey went together perfectly. We had some turkey leftover and I used it in my lunchtime salads for the rest of the week and it was incredibly tender and flavorful. Even the kids liked this one.
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I love turkey. I’m the girl who stocks up on $5 turkeys, then makes full-blown Thanksgiving meals on a Thursday in August … because I can.
I love to do that too. I love having turkey leftovers.
I’m wondering if this would work with chicken. My husband is not a big poultry fan (we do live in the land of Tyson turkey and chicken farms, I won’t say more).
I can get him to eat chicken every once in awhile if it is flavorful and properly disguised.
It definitely would.
I love using apples for savory fall dishes. I’ll have to try this one. Looks and sounds delicious!
This sounds really good – and I also was wondering if it would work with chicken, which I prefer to turkey. I’m going to make this one – a perfect Fall dish – thanks!
I think it definitely would. Let me know how it turns out.
My thighs were much darker and amazing I had low expiations for this dish So much better than I expected It was great I don’t know if it would work for chicken 2 1/2 hours is a long time @ 350
Thanks for sharing!