2 chicken quarters
2 c. apple cider
1 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tbsp. brown sugar
1/3 c. applejack
2 apples, cored and cut into thin wedges
One day before serving, place the chicken in a shallow dish. Pour the cider over the chicken and marinate overnight in refrigerator, turning pieces occasionally.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove the chicken from the cider, but reserve the cider. Mix the flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Dredge chicken in flour mixture and place skin-side up in a shallow baking pan. Bake 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine reserved cider, brown sugar, applejack and apple slices. Pour marinade over the chicken and bake 25 minutes more. Baste occasionally.
http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1939,148190-239203,00.html Retrieved March 26, 2011.
Notes: I made this recipe minus the applejack. Since it was easy to follow, there were no hitches. In the past I simply cooked the chicken on the stovetop in apple cider.
This recipe adds a dimension of flavor that makes for tender chicken and your kitchen will smell great when the chicken bakes.