Cider, mustard & herb chicken

Cider, mustard & herb chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins

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Serves 4 - 5

A simple chicken dish with a creamy parsley and thyme sauce with notes of sweet apple. Serve with rice and broccoli

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 750g skinless and boneless chicken thighs, cut into large chunks
  • 2 onions, thickly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 400ml medium dry cider
  • 175g half-fat crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • small pack parsley, chopped
  • few thyme sprigs, leaves picked, about ½ tbsp
  • cooked rice and Tenderstem broccoli, to serve

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  1. Heat the oil in a large lidded non-stick pan (we used a wide, high-sided frying pan) and cook the chicken for 3-4 mins on each side until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon, then add the onions to the pan. Cook for 3 mins, then stir in the garlic and cook for 1 min more. Pour in the cider and bring to the boil. Return the chicken to the pan, cover with a lid and simmer for 10 mins.
  2. After 10 mins, remove the lid and stir in the crème fraîche, mustard and herbs. Bubble for another 5 mins, then season. Serve with rice and Tenderstem broccoli.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2014

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benghazi's picture

Chosen from website in a rush to feed unexpected guests. It was huge success. Put in a little more chicken than in recipe and slightly less cider and sauce was perfect.

jule955's picture
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Lovely, but I found the sauce a bit too runny even though I left it on the hob longer than the recipe says - I'll put less cider in next time. I'll also try adding mushrooms.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Very easy to make and well received. Served with new potatoes and broccoli.

hannahdoyle93's picture
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I thought this was realllly tasty! I think it's worth investing in nice cider so I bought Aspalls as they make the vinegars so I thought it would go nicely into food.
I made this just for myself and just cut down on ingredients so I don't know if I got quantities exactly right but I think if you just go with how it looks and tastes it'll be good in the end!

This is definitely going to become a regular dish, its so easy and delicious!

sazzlecakes22's picture
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Great easy recipe and my husband loved it.

jb5370's picture

This was absolutely delicious! I made it with apple juice rather than cider as feeding kids but tasted great. Also used dried herbs as not keen on parsley.

craftybeggar's picture

Ok, nothing special. I used Quorn pieces as am vege, also had to add some cornflower to thicken the sauce towards the end as it was still quite liquid. Tasted ok but not sure I'd make it again.

deejayellie's picture

I love this! Much better than jarred sauces.