Cider Braised Chicken


Cider Braised Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Makes: 4

Cider Braised Chicken


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2.5lbs Chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 carrots, sliced diagonally
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1.5 cups hard apple cider


Preheat oven to 220°C. or 200°C / for fan oven

Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet or cast iron pan over medium-high heat.

Pat the drumsticks dry with a paper towel and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Place the chicken in the hot skillet and brown the skin. Approximately 2-3 minutes a side and then take the chicken out of the pan and place on a plate.

Melt the butter in the skillet and add the fresh rosemary, garlic, carrots and oregano.

Simmer the butter mixture for about 2 minutes and then add the cider.

Bring the cider to a boil and add the drumsticks back in to the pan.

Place the skillet in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes.


Alcoholic apple cider is a dry cider. Sometimes they are labeled that way or you can look for the one with the least amount of sugar.

If your chicken is not as crispy as you would like you can turn the oven on high broil for the last couple minutes of cooking.

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