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Creamy Cornish Cider Chicken

Creamy Cider Chicken
What a revelation this simple supper was. We actually enjoyed this creamy cider chicken for Saturday lunch last weekend (mainly because I needed to photograph it in the daylight), but whatever time of day you decide to eat it (and it tastes particularly good the next day) I guarantee it will knock your socks off. For such a simple easy meal it packs a punch in flavour, largely down to the cider sauce. I find using cider in savoury dishes a bit like using wine, some vinegar and a pinch of sugar all at the same time! It gives dishes, especially meat dishes, a wonderful richness that you just can't get when using wine alone. Add cream to the mix too and....well, that takes it to the next level of deliciousness.

Living in the glorious south west where cider is most definitely king, I admit to having sampled many varieties in my 33 years, including the 'rough stuff' down at the beach in my under age youth (anyone remember White Lightening?). The cider I used in this recipe though is of much greater quality you'll be pleased to hear! Cornish Orchards, based at Westnorth Manor Farm, Duloe (near Liskeard) produce award winning premium cider using traditional craft practices, produced to modern exacting standards. The apples are pressed in the autumn and naturally, slowly fermented over the cool winter months - the result being a wonderful selection of ciders and juices to cater for everyones tastes. In this creamy cider chicken recipe I used their mellow farmhouse cider which is sold in traditional flagoons for authenticity.

Creamy Cider Chicken

This creamy cider chicken is the perfect dish for those cooler autumn days when you need something comforting and warming but not too heavy. I served it with some plain boiled rice but mashed potato, or even sweet potato would be a good accompaniment. If you wanted to make it a bit more nutritionally balanced you could throw in some green beans and peas for the last 5 minutes of cooking or just serve some vegetables alongside.

It goes without saying it must be enjoyed with a lightly chilled glass of cider. Enjoy!

Creamy Cider Chicken


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Creamy Cider Chicken
A creamy cider chicken dish made with diced chicken breasts and smoked bacon in a creamy mustard and cider sauce made from Cornish Orchards Farmhouse Cider.
  • 6 Chicken Breasts, chopped
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 Smoked Bacon Rashers, chopped
  • 400ml Cider
  • 1 Chicken Stock Pot
  • 200ml Double Cream
  • 1 TBSP Wholegrain Mustard
  • 50g Parmesan, grated
  • Parsley to garnish
Step 1: In a large casserole fry the chicken pieces in a little oil until brown. Spoon onto a plate then fry the onion and garlic until soft.Step 2: Add the bacon and fry for a few more minutes then pour in the cider and stir through the chicken stockpot and put the chicken back in. Put a lid on the casserole and simmer for 20 minutes.Step 3: Take the lid off and add the cream, mustard and parmesan, give it a stir and cook for 10 more minutes.Step 4: Serve with rice and a sprinkling of parsley.

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Yield: 6

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  1. That does sound lovely. I do like the look of that creamy Cornish cider ;)

  2. This sounds very tasty. Would love to try this recipe.

  3. This looks like a delicious, hearty meal and just in time for the colder weather too!

  4. Oh wow! This looks and sounds amazing. Perfect for an autumnal evening! Popping over from #recipeoftheweek x

  5. Sounds and looks very delicious. Definitely going to be trying this recipe out!

  6. Wow! Looks like such a good dish! Would any leftovers keep well in the freezer?

    1. Yes it would freeze fine...I've got a tupperware container full of it in my freezer

  7. It looks and sounds absolutely delicious. Definitely will be giving this a try

  8. This recipe looks fabulous, and I love the addition of cider! The ultimate warming dinner perfect on a chilly night. Great photography too!

    1. Thanks Monika - it's a lovely meal and is so easy too!


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