Chicken and cider stew

    1 hour 10 min

    A delicious stew, which will be warmly welcomed during the cold winter months. Chicken is simmered with vegetables and apples in cider-flavoured chicken stock. This recipe will also work well with pork.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into cubes
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
    • 160g chopped red onion
    • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 stick celery, sliced
    • 4 potatoes, cut into cubes
    • 4 carrots, sliced 5mm thick
    • 2 parsnips, sliced 5mm thick
    • 3 Cox apples, peeled, cored and chopped
    • 750ml chicken stock or more if needed
    • 500ml apple cider
    • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook the chicken until it begins to brown. Add the bay leaves, salt, thyme, black pepper, caraway seeds, red onion, garlic, celery, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, apples, chicken stock, apple cider and cider vinegar to the pot. There should be enough liquid to just cover the vegetables. If not, add more chicken stock to cover the vegetables.
    2. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are tender, about 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaves and garnish with the parsley to serve.

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    I had random ingredients in the cupboard and chicken breast and a can of cider in the fridge. Other than a few herbs missing and using leek instead of red onion, I used what I had, this tasted so good and my children loved it. A great way to use up what I have  -  18 Feb 2016


    I agree - it IS surprisingly delightful. I was unsure if we would like a chicken stew with apples and apple cider - I was concerned it would be too sweet. It was not. I did not use the parsnips because we don't care for them, but other than that, I made it as directed. The only negative is the color. With the white apples, potatoes, and chicken, the only other color was the orange carrots and a little bit of green (parsley). It would have more visual appeal if there were more green, maybe. Perhaps some spinach or green beans? I don't know if they would change the taste, though. Bottom line is that I will make it again. It's a keeper.  -  27 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    WINNER! This was so delicious. Will make this again and again. Like another review said, the next time I'll add some green beans, just for more color. Thanks for this recipe.  -  08 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)