One-pot chicken with cider

One-pot chicken with cider.

One-pot chicken with cider.

Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 05:55

  • Serves: 4
  • Cooking Time: 90 mins
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Irish


  • 1 x 1.6 kg chicken
  • ½ turnip, peeled and sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and halved
  • 1kg parsnip, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 small onions, peeled
  • 100g broth mix (barley, split peas, lentils)
  • 1 packet (125g) smoked bacon lardons
  • Some fresh thyme and a bayleaf
  • 1 ltr chicken stock
  • 250ml cider
  • Salt and black pepper


1 Set your oven to 165 degrees Celsius.

2 Put the chicken in a large pot and place all the ingredients around the bird, then pour in the stock and cider.

3 Bring the stock to a gentle simmer, cover and put in the oven for one hour.

4 Remove the lid, turn up the heat to 185 degrees and cook for another 20 minutes.

5 Allow to cool a little before prising the chicken from the bone. Serve in deep bowls with mashed potato. It won’t be pretty, but it will be delicious.