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Saturday, 14 November 2020

Somerset Chicken, a very tasty dish

Somerset Chicken, is a creamy chicken recipe with a taste of Somerset, South West England, famous for its apples and cider. It's a recipe suggestion from 'The Hairy Bikers' who call it comfort food at its finest. 
 The Hairy Bikers are "David Myers and Simon King, two northern blokes with a passion for cooking and food."

As regular readers know, this blog brings a variety of recipe ideas, and it is always important to note, that not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account, and if you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, then test is best, i.e. use your meter.

For instance, many diabetics, and those who live the LCHF or Keto lifestyle, do not include potatoes in their menu plans and this recipe suggestion does include potatoes! 

Always remember that recipes can be amended slightly to suit your needs and adjust the carbs or nutrition requirements accordingly. If you would like a lower carb alternative to potatoes you will find some suggestions here

If you'd like to see more details about this recipe suggestion, then please read on.

Serves Six
6 boneless chicken breasts, skin on
salt and freshly ground black pepper
75g/2½oz butter, plus extra to serve
3 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, peeled, sliced
4 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
2 dessert apples, peeled, cores removed, sliced into batons
110g/4oz button mushrooms, sliced
250ml/9fl oz chicken stock
300ml/10½fl oz cider
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh sage
250ml/9fl oz double cream
300g/10½oz cheddar, grated
6 baked potatoes, to serve
butter, to serve

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
3. Heat a large frying pan until smoking, then add half of the butter and oil. Fry the chicken breasts in batches, skin-side down first, for 1-2 minutes on both sides, or until golden-brown all over.
4. Transfer the chicken breast to a deep-sided roasting tray and roast in the oven for 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through (NB: the chicken is cooked through when the juices run clear when the thickest part is pierced with a skewer.) Keep warm.
5. Return the pan to the heat and add the remaining butter and oil. Add the onions and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until softened but not coloured. Stir in the flour and the mustard and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. Add the apples and mushrooms and cook for a further minute, then pour over the chicken stock.
6. Bring to the boil, then add the cider and return to the boil. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then lower the heat, add the sage and stir in the cream. Simmer for a further 5-6 minutes, then season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
7. Pour the sauce over the chicken so that it is completely covered.
8. Preheat the grill to high.
9. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the chicken and place under the grill for 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted, golden-brown and bubbling.
10. To serve, place a baked potato topped with a knob of butter on each serving plate. Spoon the chicken alongside and serve.
From original recipe here

Other Hairy Biker Recipes
Celeriac and Apple Soup with Bacon and Parsley - see here
Tumbet, a tasty vegetarian dish - see here
Panhaggerty, it's a one-pot wonder - see here

Chicken Dishes
Popular Low Carb and Keto Suggestions - see here
More popular low carb and keto suggestions - see here

I hope you are enjoying your Autumn Days

All the best Jan


eileeninmd said...


This chicken recipe sounds delicious!
Thanks for sharing. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

Christine said...

This chicken dish looks and sounds so good. The autumn photo is beautiful.

Tom said...

...Hairy Biker, what a name.

Martha said...

This sounds like a delicious recipe!

Divers and Sundry said...

It sounds delicious.

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you for explaining where the Somerset part of the name came from.
The Hairy Bikers are fun aren't they?

Sally said...

Oh my goodness. That looks and sounds fantastic!

Thanks for always sharing such wonderful recipes!


Sue said...

Ooh this looks delicious, but I would have to take the chicken skin off before I ate it! Take care, Sue xx

sandy said...

love that photo of the autumn leaves. The Hairy Bikers...gotta check out their site.

have a great weekend.

This N That said...

Sounds and looks chicken skins for me though! Hope all is well with you..

CJ Kennedy said...

Comfort food, indeed.

NatureFootstep said...

I will save this recipe. I just have to lesser the cream and cheese a bit. Seems so tasty :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It looks really good, Jan. Love your photo of autumn days, too.

Our photos said...

That is delicious !!

At Home In New Zealand said...

I've been watching the Hairy Bikers on TV here. They are such fun characters and often cook really great food. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

happyone said...

Yes, that does look tasty and the leaves are so pretty.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Sound like good comforting food.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks like a delicious chicken dish! I never tried roasting them along with apples but now I want to try that! Thanks for the inspiration

Valerie-Jael said...

I'm not a hairy biker but I like the sound of this! Valerie

Margaret D said...

Sounds a good dish to cook.
Like the autumn leaves.

mamasmercantile said...

I am a fan of the hairy bikers and can recommend this recipe, very tasty. My other favourite of theirs is pork fillet stuffed with apricot and ginger stuffing.

Maria Rodrigues said...

It must be very tasty. Thank's for sharing.
Take care and have a nice Sunday

My name is Erika. said...

I've seen some of the Hairy Bikers on netflix. They are a lot of fun to watch. I am printing this recipe now to try. It looks delicious. Thanks for the inspiration.

Martha said...

This sounds very yummy! said...

One to try I think.

pam nash said...

And another yummy sounding recipe to try! Thanks

DVArtist said...

Ohhh yes this is a recipe that I could make here. I am always looking for new chicken recipes. Thank you.

Germán Ibarra Zorrilla said...

Me ha gustado mucho vuestro blog, tenéis un nuevo seguidor desde el norte de España. Saludos!!!

Conniecrafter said...

that looks quite yummy, yes I have been enjoying these days , as long as it isn't terrible cold winds!

Debbie said...

i saved this chicken recipe, it sounds delicious!!

Rose said...

This does sound so good...

Love that picture of the leaves.