One-Pot Apple Cider Braised Chicken with Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

Serves: up to 6 | Cooking time: 35 minutes

Developed by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen exclusively for Farmer Focus!


  • 5 pieces nitrate-free bacon

  • 2 pounds Farmer Focus Chicken Drumsticks and/or Bone-In-Skin-On Chicken Thighs

  • 1/4 cup leeks, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste

  • 1/2 pound brussels sprouts, quartered

  • 1 bundle fresh thyme

  • 2 cups fresh apple cider

  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard, more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


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