Chicken with Cider and Cream

Lynette !


This is a really delicious chicken dish. Slightly sweet from the apple flavor, but still savory with the mushrooms and onion. Serve this with Almond Baked Apples, also posted here.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    creme fraiche
  • 2 1/2 to 3 lb
    chicken pieces, bone in
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 c
    apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 c
    chantarelle mushrooms
  • 12 small
    pearl onions
  • 1/2 c
    celery, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple schnaps (fruit brandy)

How to Make Chicken with Cider and Cream


  1. Brown chicken pieces on all sides in hot butter about 15 minutes; remove from the skillet.
  2. To the skillet, add the apple cider, mushrooms, onions, and celery. Bring to a boil. Return the chicken to the skillet. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 35 minutes or until the chicken is tender. Remove chicken and vegetables to a platter; keep warm.
  3. For the sauce, skim the fat from the pan juices. Return the juices to boiling. Boil for 5 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup liquid. Remove from heat. Stir in Creme Fraiche and apple schnaps. Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables.

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About Chicken with Cider and Cream

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Hungarian
Other Tag: Heirloom

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