Chicken & Cherry Casserole.

Maurice G By Maurice G, 8th Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Quick and simple recipe using chicken and cherries, something different for the housewife.

Chicken & Cherry Casserole.


25g/1oz butter

150g/5½oz onions finely chopped

5 garlic cloves, crushed

150g/5½oz back bacon, cut thinly

sprig of fresh thyme

350g/12½oz red cherries

500ml/16½fl oz good red wine

500ml/16½fl oz chicken stock

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 free range chicken, cut into 8 serving pieces, on the bone but skin removed (or 6 chicken thighs)

small bunch flatleaf parsley, chopped

salt and crushed black pepper

Heat a thick-bottomed casserole dish on the stove, add almost all the butter (reserving a knob of the butter) and the onions. Cook until just browned; then stir in the garlic. Add the bacon and thyme and cook for 1-2 minutes.

2.Add the cherries, turn up the heat and add the red wine, chicken stock and vinegar. Add the chicken pieces, bring the sauce to the boil and then simmer gently for about 25 minutes or until the chicken is tender and cooked through. For a thicker sauce, remove the chicken once it is cooked and keep warm. Cook the sauce over a high heat for a few minutes until the volume of liquid has reduced. Return the chicken back to the pan.

3.Add the parsley, together with the reserved knob of butter. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve with saute potatoes and fresh garden peas.

Maurice G

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author avatar Maurice G
I am retired, have worked in the leisure industry for abpout 40 tears, I am married with 2 grown up biproducts.
In this trade I have met peoples from all over the world !

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
9th Apr 2011 (#)

I do the cooking in our house, its not always the wife. But after keeping pet chickens both of us have a hard time eating it.

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author avatar christopheranton
9th Apr 2011 (#)

I think that should be very nice.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
9th Apr 2011 (#)

Great recipe!

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author avatar Retired
8th Apr 2012 (#)

I never thought of mixing Cherries with chicken before.

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