Chicken with Cider & Apples
CHICKEN WITH CIDER AND APPLES
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 30 - 40 mins
Perfect served with creamy mashed potatoes, broccoli, green beans or asparaus
4 breasts of chicken
Large Onion, or 2 x medium onions
250 g floury potatoes (possibly more)
2 Bramley apples, peeled, cored and sliced (possibly more)
Freshly ground black pepper
300 ml medium cider (I am very generous!)
2 sliced Braeburn apples with skin
2-3 tbs of Thickening Granules – depending upon consistency
150g Tub of Crème Frâiche (or Greek Style Yoghurt)
AND THIS IS WHAT YOU DO………………………….
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
Saute chicken breasts in oil and butter and put to one side.
Peel and slice onion, potatoes and apples, season and lay at the bottom of a buttered casserole dish.
Lay the chicken breasts on top .
Then pour over the cider. Bring to the boil and simmer with the lid on.
Lift the lid, place a sheet of foil over the top and replace the lid, then place in oven for 30 - 40 mins.
Check that the chicken looks tender after 30 minutes.
If necessary, thicken with Thickening Granules.
Just before serving, stir in the Crème Fraiche and garnish with fresh parsley.