One Pan Chicken with Apples


One Pan Chicken with Apples is an easy and rustic dinner option made with healthy vegetables and apples.  This dish is the quintessential fall recipe!

Hello, there!  This is Katie from The Casual Craftlete blog.  With the seasoning changing, I am sharing a one pan meal that has all the fall flavors and is super easy to make.

They great thing about this recipe is that the meat, vegetables, and fruit are all cooked in the same pan making cleanup easy.  Not only is this dish easy, but it is also healthy!


One Pan Chicken with Apples is an easy and delicious autumn dinner!

This time of year apples are in season at the local orchards and I love coming up with recipes using them.  This is a savory dish with apples, so it’s completely different than your typical apple recipe.  It tastes like all of the flavors of fall and is a complete comfort meal in one pan.

One Pan Chicken with Apples... cooking the chicken

We eat a lot of chicken in my house mainly because it’s a healthy protein and it’s the only meat my daughter will eat.  This One Pan Chicken with Apples starts out with chicken, of course.  It also has bacon and anything with bacon is delicious.

One Pan Chicken with Apples is incredibly easy to make!

Cook the chicken and bacon separately and lay on a plate lined with paper towels to drain.  In the meantime the vegetables get cooked.

One Pan Chicken with Apples... adding the vegetables to the pan

I am using some fall vegetables in this one pan meal, too.  Saute sweet potatoes, broccoli, chopped onion, and garlic in reserved bacon fat.  Once the vegetables are tender, apples, cinnamon, and dried herbs are added along with chicken stock.  The chicken stock incorporates into the other ingredients and you are done.

One Pan Chicken with Apples... ready for dinner! This is so delicious and easy!

This easy One Pan Chicken with Apples is a complete meal.  It is a savory fall dinner recipe but it slightly sweet from the apples and cinnamon.  It really is hearty, healthy, and yummy.

One Pan Chicken with Apples

One Pan Chicken with Apples is an easy and rustic dinner option made with healthy vegetables and apples.


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced

1 teaspoon salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

8 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped

3 cups broccoli florets

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch pieces

1 medium white onion, chopped

2 granny smith apples, cored, and diced

2 gloves of garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup chicken stock, divided


Heat the olive oil in a large, nonstick pan over medium high heat, until hot and shimmering.  Add the diced chicken, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper.  Cook until lightly brown and cooked through.  Transfer chicken to a plated lined with paper towels.

Reduce the pan heat to medium low.  Add chopped bacon and cook until crisp and brown.  Resevere 1 1/2 tablespoons of bacon fat.  Transfer bacon to the plate that the chicken is on using a slotted spoon.

Increase the heat back to medium high.  Add broccoli, sweet potato, onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Cook until the vegetables are crisp-tender and the onion is translucent, stirring occasionally.

Stir in the apples, garlic, thyme, and cinnamon.  Cook 1 minute, then pour in 1/2 cup of the chicken stock.  Bring to a boil and cook until the stock has evaporated.  Add the chicken and remaining 1/2 cup chicken stock.  Cooked until heated through.  Then add the bacon and serve warm.

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Thanks, Katie!

One Pan Chicken with Apples is an easy and rustic dinner option made with healthy vegetables and apples. This dish is the quintessential fall recipe!

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3 comments on “One Pan Chicken with Apples”

  1. I made this for dinner tonight. DELICIOUS!!! I subbed green beans for the broccoli and used turkey bacon. So good! I will definitely be making this again! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thank you very much for posting. This has become a top request in our house.

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