Cider Chicken in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce

This was totally scrummy. I was a little sceptical about adding the anchovies as hubby doesn't like them - but he didn't even know they were in there! This is going on the make again pile.

2 tbsp olive oil
2 shallots
3 chicken breasts
2 anchovy fillets
200ml cider
150g button mushrooms
4 tbsp double cream
2 tbsp flatleaf parsley

MethodStep 1: Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a pan and gently fry 2 shallots, sliced, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add 3 chicken breasts, sliced, and brown all over.
Step 2: Add 2 anchovy fillets and fry for a few minutes. Pour in 200ml cider and cook for 10 minutes, until reduced.
Step 3: Meanwhile, melt a knob of butter in a pan and gently fry 150g button mushrooms, halved, until tender. Stir 4 tbsp double cream, a squeeze of lemon juice and 2 tbsp chopped fresh flatleaf parsley into the pan with the chicken and season.

I served this dish with some rice and steamed spinach.

Recipe Source: Delcious Magazine


  1. Oh yummy! I'd make this & just leave the anchovies out

  2. Looks delicious but have not managed to make myself like cider, yet!

  3. I've had something very similar to this, minus the cider and anchovies. Looks really delish but I would also omit the achovies!


  4. Mmm. Rich, creamy and so delicious. This is my kind of meal.

  5. Looks very creamy and very comforting!

  6. Isn't it great when you find a recipe that you really like and want to make again? Mind you, I'm not surprised, it looks perfectly delish.

  7. It does look totally scrummy!!

  8. Well I love anchovies! This looks delicious.

  9. Oh yeah, if the anchovies aren't overwhelming, they just give a wonderful, salty, "hmm, what is that?" quality.

  10. Looks such a delicious dish - creamy mushroom sauce and cider chicken.... Oh yes 'm sold on this recipe!

    Rosie x


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