Chicken Roasted in Hard Cider




Not just for drinking, cider makes a wonderful sauce for meat and poultry. From Helen Brody’s "New Hampshire: From Farm to Kitchen." Serves 4 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon oil 3-4 pound chicken, quartered 2 large shallots, chopped 1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms, ends removed and thinly sliced 3 cups hard cider 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat the butter and oil in an oven-proof skillet. Beginning with the skin side, brown the chicken. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour off all but 3 tablespoons of fat from the skillet and sauté the shallots and mushrooms until the mushrooms begin to brown. Return the chicken to the pan, add the cider and thyme leaves and bring to a boil. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake uncovered for 1 hour, basting every 15 minutes. The chicken is done when the meat begins to fall off the bone. Helen Brody’s latest project is the New Hampshire Farms Network, a Web site that profiles local farms and spotlights the roles women play to make them successful. For more information visit the site at www.newhampshirefarms.net.
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Popular Articles

  1. New Boston's Historic Fourth of July Celebration
    New Boston, New Hampshire, loves the Fourth of July so much the whole town turns out for the...
  2. Building on Hope's 2018 Project
    Local nonprofit group Building on Hope brings new life to the Crisis Center of Central New...
  3. Best of NH 2018 This & That
    Not all of New Hampshire's best things fit neatly into categories. Here are our Editor's Picks...
  4. Walpole's New Farmer-Owned Diner
    It doesn't get much more local than this. The Hungry Diner is an extension of Walpole Valley...
  5. Best of NH 2018 Breweries, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails & Bars
    Don't just eat local, drink local! Where to find the best New Hampshire beer, wine, spirits,...
  6. Best of NH 2018 Shops & Services
    Think of this as the ultimate guide to retail therapy. Plus, get excellent recommendations for...
  7. Best of NH 2018 Delis, Butcher Shops, Catering, Cafés, Lunch and Breakfast
    Up the "wow" factor by catering with an authentic Hawaiian luau, try Italian breakfast pizza,...
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags