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Thursday 28 September 2023

Chicken Normandy : C'est magnifique

Why is this recipe called Chicken Normandy you may ask ... well it is because Normandy (a part of France) is a significant cider-producing region, and also produces calvados, a distilled cider or apple brandy. This recipe uses 500ml of dry cider which combined with all the other herbs and ingredients results in a wonderful taste 😋 C'est magnifique 😊

Serves Six
olive oil
6 chicken legs
200g bacon lardons
2 onions, finely chopped
2 sticks celery, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp plain flour
500ml dry cider
150ml chicken stock
2 sprigs thyme
1 bay leaf
150ml crème fraîche

1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large casserole with a lid. Season the chicken legs and fry in batches on all sides until golden and crisp, then remove. Add the bacon lardons and fry until some of the fat has been released, then add the onions and celery. Cook until translucent, then add the garlic and fry for another minute before mixing in the flour. Add the cider and let it bubble for a minute before adding the stock, thyme and bay leaf. Bring back to a simmer, season well, and add the chicken legs. Cover with a lid or foil, transfer to the oven for 40 minutes, then remove the chicken and keep warm.

2. Stir the crème fraîche into the sauce and return to the hob to bubble and thicken, then add back the chicken. To freeze, cool completely, divide into portions and freeze, covered. To reheat, defrost in the fridge overnight then reheat in the oven for 30 minutes at 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 until piping hot. Serve with lower carb mashed swede/rutabaga or green beans, 
(although some readers may prefer potatoes or pasta).

Make a batch of this comforting, freezer-friendly chicken dish. If you're feeling fruity, fry cored apple wedges in a knob of butter until golden, then stir through before reheating.

Nutrition per serving
Fat 34.6g Carbs 9.2g Protein 32.3g
From original idea here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog and it is important to note, 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. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use a reliable meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...we had chicken tonight, next time we should try this.

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la reseña. Te mando un beso.

NanaDiana said...

That sounds really good! Have a happy week! Diana

Anonymous said...

Looks so good -Christine

Elephant's Child said...

I suspect himself would like this. Thank you.

DeniseinVA said...

Excellent looking recipe! Thanks Jan and all the best :)

Margaret D said...

Looks delicious.

Laura. M said...

Una receta muy rica, el pollo me gusta y acepta muchos guisos. Gracias
Buen jueves.
Un abrazo.

linda said...

This looks lovely. I've pinned it for later.

eileeninmd said...

Looks delicious, a yummy chicken recipe.
Thanks for sharing.
Take care, enjoy your day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It looks pretty, but not my thing.

My name is Erika. said...

This looks delicious! And great for a cool evening meal too. Happy Thursday-hope it's going well for you.

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds very delicious, thanks! Valerie

Bill said...

That sounds really good.

Divers and Sundry said...

I tend to be quite boring with my chicken. This looks delicious!

happyone said...

Another delicious looking recipe!

Maria Rodrigues said...

Fantastic look, it is certainly delicious.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and all the best

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Sounds delicious. A will try it for sure.Thank you!

Jeanie said...

I saved this recipe. Thanks -- it looks just terrific!

Conniecrafter said...

I am not a very adventurous cook, but this sounds interesting said...

I am tempted to try this recipe.

Teresa said...

Seguro que está riquísimo. Besos.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This looks delicious!

William Kendall said...

That sounds good.