Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday Meal: Creamy Cider Chicken

I made this tonight, having found the recipe in a magazine in WH Smith entitled '£1 Dinners'. Of course, the £1 is slightly misleading, as it is £1 per person rather than £1 total. But this is rather tasty, and everyone enjoys it but two of my children who pretty much don't like anything.


6 chicken breasts
6 slices of streaky bacon (I use 4 large chicken breasts halved)
2 onions, chopped
3 stalks of celery, chopped
300 ml apple juice or cider
500 ml chicken stock
100g creme fraiche
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
1 tablespoon thickening granules
2 cooking apples, sliced


Wrap a slice of bacon around each chicken breast and fry in 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil for 10 minutes until browned all over. Add celery and onion and fry for a few minutes; then add stock and juice, bring to boil, cover, and cook in 180 oven for 40 minutes.

While it's cooking sauté 2 cooking apples, sliced, in butter until browned all over.

Take out of oven, add creme fraiche, mustard, thickening granules, and apples. Stir and cook on stovetop for 3 minutes.

I serve it with rice and salad.

Sorry it's a stock photo--I forgot to take a picture of our dinner!

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