Cider Baked Chicken

Cider Baked Chicken

Looking for delicious baked chicken recipes? Cider Baked Chicken is a tasty seasonal treat that my mother used to make every fall. The chicken is baked in cider to give it a sweet marvelous flavor that will keep you coming back for more.

Cooking Time1 hr 5 min


  • 2 chickens (3 to 4 pounds each), quartered or in pieces
  • 1 pint apple cider
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup applejack (apple brandy)
  • 3 tart cooking apples, cut into thin wedges


  1. Place chicken in a shallow dish. Cover with cider and marinate several hours, refrigerated, turning pieces occasionally.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Remove chicken from cider; reserve cider. Mix flour and seasonings in a shallow bowl. Dredge chicken with flour mixture.
  4. Place skin side up in a shallow baking pan. Bake 40 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine reserved cider, brown sugar, applejack and apple wedges. Pour marinade mixture over chicken and bake 25 minutes more, basting occasionally with pan juices.

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