In skillet, cook bacon bits until crisp, drain on paper towels. reserve bacon fat. Season chicken w/ salt and pepper.
Dredge chicken in flour in shallow bowl. Cook chicken in bacon fat over medium heat, for 6 min per side. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm.
Add onions to skillet, cook 5 mins. Add broth and simmer until slightly reduced. Add cider and simmer 5 mins, stirring often. Add apple, thyme and bacon bits. Stir in heavy cream. Add chicken and simmer 5 mins.