Apple-cider-braised chicken

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Apple-cider-braised chicken

Photo, Sian Richards.


  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 8 skin-on. bone-in pieces of chicken thighs , or chicken pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups hard apple cider
  • 1 tsp chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 cups coarsely chopped kale


  • COOK apples with garlic cloves in canola oil in a large frying pan set over medium-high until apples are dark golden, 3 to 4 min. Push apples to side of pan, then brown chicken pieces, 2 to 4 min per side.
  • ADD hard apple cider, rosemary and salt. Boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, for 10 min. Stir in kale 2 min before end of cooking. Transfer chicken and kale to a platter. Continue simmering liquid until reduced to 1/4 cup, 2 to 3 more min. Drizzle over chicken.