30-minute braised chicken

30-minute braised chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A quick and delicious variation of the classic Spanish dish of roast chicken with apples and prunes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
310
protein
43g
carbs
17g
fat
5g
saturates
1g
fibre
3g
sugar
0g
salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 Cox's apples or russet apples, cored and cut into chunks
  • 100g ready-to-eat dried prunes
  • 150ml/¼ pint white wine
  • handful chopped parsley

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Method

  1. Place a heavy pan over a high heat and drop in the onion with the oil. Stir well and cook for 2 mins, then add garlic.
  2. Add the chicken and cook for a few mins, turning each piece until they all have a little colour. Add the chopped apples and the prunes, stir well, pour in the wine and bring to the boil.
  3. Simmer covered for 20 mins until the chicken is tender. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with some mashed potato.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2004

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wimmer's picture
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Couldn't believe how tasty this was going by the ingredients. Used 3 cloves of garlic (quite small ones) and as I thought it would be sickly sweet I only used 50g prunes but it wasn't at all so I think next time I shall try 80g. Served with roasted new potatoes and runner beans. Really delish and also re-heated the following evening which is not always the case.

mighty_south's picture
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Wasn't too if I was going to like this, not had prunes in a long time and I couldn't recall if I like them or not. I needn't of worried it was totally delicious, although maybe I used a tad too much apple. Anyway it was served with whole grain mustard mashed potato and is definitely one I will make again.

danield78's picture
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easy and tastes fantastic

verityrose's picture
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simply quite delicious, will try again and again!

irmgard2's picture
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This is lovely. I made it with dried apricots as that is what I had on hand in the pantry, but next time I will use half the quantity. I liked it as is but my husband found the fruit a little overwhelming. Personally, I think the fruit really compliments the chicken. It is wonderful served with mashed potatoes.

hulmehall's picture
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I've used this recipe many times and always had positive comments about it!

lucyboo's picture

this is delicious and very simple. not what i'd call spanish -- more country french perhaps?! but either way, this is so easy and very economical. it's become a repeat recipe for me. may i suggest adding some sprigs of fresh thyme before putting the lid on for the final bubble? i also like it served with brown rice.

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