CHICKEN COOKED IN CIDER

A couple of years ago my youngest son had a great holiday in Tasmania and came back with several bottles of a new cider he’d discovered – Pagan Cider.  Since then we always have a few bottles in the fridge, one of which I’m now going to use to try this chicken recipe – guess I’d better make it when he’s coming for dinner.

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CHICKEN PIE

This is another recipe from the Women’s Week Let’s Go Greek supplement.  It uses fillo pastry, but you could change that to shortcrust or puff if you wanted to.  The fillo would be lighter, but the others would still make a good pie.

CHICKEN AND ALMONDS

This is an early version of homemade Chinese chicken and almonds, before woks were a common household utensil, before you could buy a chicken already cooked from the supermarket and before you could buy cooked rice from the freezer or shelf. A great example of how things have changed in the last 40+ years.

SPANISH CHICKEN AND TOMATO RICE

Mum chopped this recipe off the back of a packet of Sunrice.  The packet has a use by date of 15 Apr 2005 so it’s a fairly recent recipe as far as her collection goes.  The tomato pasta sauce also gives it’s age away.

CHUNKY CHICKEN IN SPICY ONION & MUSHROOM SAUCE

You can tell this an 80s recipe by the lovely wooden bowl and spoon in the picture.  Not convinced that the spoon would be much good for getting the casserole out of the bowl though.  Think a more modern metal one would do a far better job.