Slow Cooker Cider-Tarragon Chicken

2016-01-05
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 5:30 h
  • Ready In : 5:40 h

Slow cooker cider-tarragon chicken breasts.Chicken breasts with creamy tarragon gravy and cider cooked in slow cooker. Aromatic tarragon has a distinctive flavor that goes perfectly with both cream and chicken.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz (360 g) small button onions,unpeeled
  • 1 tablespoon sunfower oil
  • 4 garlic cloves,peeled
  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 ½ cups (370 ml) dry cider
  • 1 cup (250 ml) creme fraiche
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf

Method

Step 1

Place unpeeled onions in a heatproof bowl;pour over enough boiling water to cover. Set aside for 10 minutes. Drain and peel off the skins.

Step 2

In a frying pan,heat sunflower oil. Add peeled onions and cook,stirring,for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Add garlic and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon,transfer cooked onions and garlic to slow cooker,reserving drippings.

Step 3

Place chicken breasts in the frying pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes,turning once,until lightly browned on both sides. Using a slotted spoon,transfer browned chicken breasts to slow cooker.

Step 4

Pour dry cider into the pan,then add bay leaf. Season with salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil.

Step 5

Pour hot cider and bay leaf over the chicken. Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 4-5 hours or until chicken and onions are tender.

Step 6

Using a slotted spoon,remove cooked chicken breasts from slow cooker and set aside. Try to keep warm.

Step 7

Meanwhile prepare creamy cider sauce. Stir creme fraiche and chopped herbs into the sauce. Return chicken breasts to slow cooker and cook on high-heat setting for a further 30 minutes.

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