Super Tasty Thatchers Cider Chicken Bake
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A healthy chicken bake which is made using Thatchers cider f- perfect for healthy January regimes and gluten free!
Serves: 4
  • 1 large chicken cut into 4 or 8 pieces (or buy chicken pieces)
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 stick of celery, chopped
  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • 500g new potatoes, cut in half if they are large
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • 250ml Thatchers cider
  • Knob of butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/Gas mark 6
  2. Parboil the potatoes for 5 minutes and drain,
  3. Whilst the potatoes are cooking put an oven proof baking tray drizzled with a little oil into the oven
  4. Remove the baking tray from the oven, add the potatoes and all the vegetables then stir to coat in the hot oil. Season and put back in the oven for 10 minutes
  5. Season the chicken
  6. Melt the butter in a frying pan and brown the chicken pieces in batches
  7. Remove the vegetables from the oven and turn the oven down to 180ºc/gas mark 4
  8. Place the chicken pieces on the vegetables, add the sprigs of thyme and pour over the stock and Thatchers cider
  9. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through
  10. Serve with green vegetables and the pour the lovely cider sauce over the chicken and vegetables.
Recipe by Cherished By Me at