The main ingredients. The chicken should be boneless and with the wing attached if you like. For a healthier option remove the skin.
Dry Cider is preferable
For 2 breasts, melt 1/2 tbsp of butter then add 1 tbsp of oil and allow to get hot. Use an ovenproof casserole dish when cooking.
When the oil is hot, place the chicken breasts, skin down and allow to brown
Allow about 3 minutes to get browned
When browned, add the garlic and bay leaf
Pour the cider......
Add the apple juice
Add some salt and pepper as it starts to simmer.
Cover and transfer to a preheated oven set at 180C/350F.
Into hot oven at 160C......
After about 15 minutes depending on the size of the breast, the chicken should be done and to confirm make a small cut next to a bone and if the liquid is clear, the the chicken is ready.
Set the chicken aside.
Allow the liquid to simmer and reduce for about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened under medium heat.
Crush about 5 cloves of garlic using a fork and discard the rest(optional)
Reduce until slightly thick.
Add the cream
Return the chicken to the sauce as well as the thyme.
Cook until heated through then taste and adjust the seasoning
Serve with with boiled new potatoes or your favourite accompaniment.
A closer look
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