Chicken in cider

PennyBy Penny    

September 15, 2017

Use breasts if you prefer

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings


8 large boneless chicken thighs

salt and freshly ground black pepper

75g butter

3 tbspn olive oil

2 onions sliced

4 tbspn plain flour

2 tbspn wholegrain mustard

2 dessert apples, peeled and sliced into batons

110g button mushrooms, sliced

250ml chicken stock

300ml cider

1 tbspn finely chopped fresh sage

250ml double cream

300g cheddar cheese, grated


1Preheat the oven to 200C

2Season the chicken with salt and black pepper.

3Heat a large frying pan until smoking, then add half of the butter and oil. Fry the chicken in batches, skin-side down first, for 1-2 minutes on both sides until golden-brown

4Put the chicken into a roasting tray and roast in the oven for 20minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through Cover with foil to Keep warm.

5Heatthe grill to high.

6Put the frying pan back on the heat and add the remaining butter and oil. Add the onions and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until soft but not coloured.

7Stir in the flour and the mustard and cook for another couple of minutes.

8Add the apples and mushrooms and cook for another minute, niw pour over the chicken stock.

9Bring to the boil, add the cider and return to the boil.

10Cook for 1-2 minutes, then lower the heat, add the sage and the cream. Simmer for a further 5 minutes,

11Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

12Pour the sauce over the chicken so that it is completely covered.

13Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the chicken and place under the grill for 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted, coloured and bubbling.



6 Reviews

Mhairi MacLean

September 16, 2017

Kayleigh Martin

Heather Hieron

September 16, 2017

Richard Hieron

Paul Colwell

September 16, 2017

Do you want me to do this tonight for dinner?x

Donna Snowie

September 16, 2017

Looks like an exact copy of one of my favourite recipes by the hairy bikers! It’s a fab meal!

Kerri Colwell

September 16, 2017

Paul Colwell

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 15, 2017

Cut down on the liquid , still brown under the grill to finish . P