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Chocolate Apples, Pot-roasted Chicken and Apple Porridge family recipes

Three seasonal family-friendly recipes from Pink Lady, perfect for cosy winter dining


Posted: 6 November 2013
by Fiona McKim


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Pot-roast chicken with cider & Pink Lady apples

This delicious one-pot meal is great for winter entertaining and makes a delicious family Sunday lunch.

You will need

A medium chicken, about 1.5kg
1 lemon, quartered
3 tbsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper
2 onions, finely chopped
2 large carrots, finely chopped
2 sticks celery, finely chopped
2 bay leaves, fresh or dried
2 sprigs rosemary
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp plain flour
250ml dry cider
250ml chicken stock
2 large or 3 small Pink Lady apples, cored & cut into wedges
3 tbsp crème fraiche
A small bunch of flat leaf parsley, chopped

To serve

Mashed potato or rice to serve
Lightly steamed green vegetables, such as Tenderstem broccoli, or spring greens

What to do

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Lay the chicken in a roasting tin and stuff the inside with the lemon quarters, squeezing them a little to release their juice as you do so. Drizzle over about a tablespoon of olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes which should be enough time to lightly crisp up the skin.

Whilst the chicken is roasting, add the rest of the olive oil to a large flameproof casserole dish. Gently sweat the onion, carrot and celery with the bayleaves and rosemary over a low heat until soft and light caramelized.  Cooking slowly for around 30 minutes will give you a really sweet base to cook the chicken on, so take your time.

Once the onion and carrot are soft, add the garlic and fry for a further minute or so before stirring through the flour.

Pour in the cider and stock and season with a little salt and pepper.

Remove the chicken from the oven and lower the heat to 180°C. Carefully lift the chicken from the roasting tin and lay in the casserole on top of the vegetables. Pour on any roasting juices from the pan, cover with a tight fitting lid or snugly tucked piece of foil and put back in the oven for an hour.

Remove from the oven and tuck in the apple pieces, pressing under the liquid. Return to the oven, uncovered, and cook for 20 minutes or so until the apples are soft. Stir through the creme fraiche and scatter over the parsley.

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Fiona McKim thank you for sharing about chocolate apples, pot roasted chicken and more also at the cbdexplorerireland site. These apple porridge recipes shared here are simply amazing, I won't want anything more than trying these out soon, thanks mate.

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 14:09

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