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Apple-Braised Turkey Thighs

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  • Servings: 4
Apple-Braised Turkey Thighs

Source: Everyday Food, October 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 turkey thighs (about 2 pounds total)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 4 Cortland or Granny Smith apples, peeled, quartered, and cored
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 14.5 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high. Season turkey on both sides with salt and pepper and add to pot, skin side down. Cook until skin is golden and crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer turkey to a plate and add shallots to pot. Cook until shallots soften, about 5 minutes. Add apples and cook until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.

  2. Return turkey, skin side up, to pot; add cider and broth. Bring to a boil, cover, then place pot in oven. Cook 1 1/2 hours. Uncover; cook 30 minutes more.

  3. Remove pot from oven and transfer turkey to a plate. Skim fat from cooking liquid and stir in vinegar. Slice meat off bones (discard bones) and serve turkey with apples and pan sauce.

Cook's Notes

This dish is quick to prepare and tastes even better the next day; let it cool completely in the pan sauce, then reheat gently in a covered pot.

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