Chicken with Cider & Apples

CHICKEN WITH CIDER AND APPLES

 

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time:  30 - 40 mins

 

Perfect served with creamy mashed potatoes, broccoli, green beans or asparaus

 

Ingredients:

 

4 breasts of chicken

Olive Oil

Butter

Large Onion, or 2 x medium onions

250 g floury potatoes (possibly more)

2 Bramley apples, peeled, cored and sliced (possibly more)

Sea Salt

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)

Fresh Parsley

 

 

AND THIS IS WHAT YOU DO………………………….

 

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
     

  2. Saute chicken breasts in oil and butter and put to one side.
     

  3. Peel and slice onion, potatoes and apples, season and lay at the bottom of a buttered casserole dish.
     

  4. Lay the chicken breasts on top .
     

  5. Then pour over the cider. Bring to the boil and simmer with the lid on.
     

  6. Lift the lid, place a sheet of foil over the top and replace the lid, then place in oven for 30 - 40 mins.
     

  7. Check that the chicken looks tender after 30 minutes.
     

  8. If necessary, thicken with Thickening Granules.
     

  9. Just before serving, stir in the Crème Fraiche and garnish with fresh parsley.

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