What’s Cookin? Chicken with Apple Cider

Cooking chicken in apple cider makes the meat tender and moist.  I sought out a recipe to share from Cooks.com

Ingredients:

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

DIRECTIONS:

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.

An Apple Painting

 

 

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Credits: Do not own a microwave oven and never have. Do not own a food processor. Chopped veggies in a Zen monastery for a weekend. (Seriously) Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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