Chicken with Pears and Apples with a Mandarin Salad

Chicken with Pears and Apples with a Mandarin Salad

Posted 2016-12-13 by finyfollow

Many savoury foods go nicely with apples and pears, and in this recipe I have teamed both apples and pears with chicken and [link apple cider].

With it, I made a green salad with mandarin and pomegranates, and this was also delicious.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 2 - 3

For the chicken
4 chicken thighs (about 550 g)
1 Pink Lady apple, peeled and sliced
2 pears, peeled and sliced
½ tsp mixed herbs
Pinch ground cloves
125 ml [link apple cider]
Chilli flakes (optional)

For the salad
2 cups lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces
1 spring onion, finely chopped
2 sticks celery
½ cup pomegranate seeds
½ cup mandarin oranges
Oil and vinegar dressing
Balsamic vinegar

For the salad
  • Make the salad first and put the dressing on just before serving, as the salad can go in the fridge while you do the chicken.

  • Mix the lettuce and spring onion together.

  • Add the pomegranate seeds and drained mandarin orange pieces.

  • Add the sliced celery.

  • Mix in some oil and vinegar dressing to taste.

  • Add some balsamic vinegar, to taste.

  • Mix well.

  • For the chicken
  • Trim the chicken of fat, and add salt and pepper.

  • Preheat the oven to 180°/160° fan forced.

  • Heat some oil in a pan and fry the chicken until it is lightly browned - this will take about 15 minutes. Remove from pan, discarding the liquid.

  • Put the apple and pear slices on the bottom of a casserole dish.

  • Add the chicken pieces on top, and sprinkle with the herbs.

  • Add the ground cloves to the cider, and pour over the chicken.

  • Cover the dish and bake for about 50 minutes or until the chicken is tender and the apples and pears are soft.

  • Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed. Put some apples and pears on each plate, and add the chicken on top.

  • Serve with the gravy and salad, and some fresh herbs, if desired.

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