30-minute braised chicken

30-minute braised chicken

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
A quick and delicious variation of the classic Spanish dish of roast chicken with apples and prunes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal310
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein43g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 1 large onion, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 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 prune
  • 150ml/¼ pint white wine
  • handful chopped parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  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.

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Emily Fox's picture
Emily Fox
7th Aug, 2019
Found this so bland and tasteless :(
glennsharpe's picture
8th Dec, 2015
I have made this recipe a few time now and it has been great every time. I stick to the stated ingredients and it always comes out well. Its really easy to make... I have it with the suggested mustard mash and a fresh cut baguette with butter. Big win
20th Feb, 2014
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.
7th Aug, 2012
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.
13th Jan, 2011
easy and tastes fantastic
28th Jun, 2009
simply quite delicious, will try again and again!
31st Jan, 2009
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.
8th Oct, 2008
I've used this recipe many times and always had positive comments about it!
19th May, 2008
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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