Cider and Honey Chicken

Tender chicken in a tasty apple cider marinade makes for great grilling in this hassle-free recipe from Kevin Dundon
By Kevin Dundon
Cider and Honey Chicken
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes plus 1 hr marinating time
  • Effort: easy


For the marinade

  • 175 g honey
  • 1/2 bunches coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 50 ml cider
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 4 x 175 g chicken breasts
  • salt and black pepper

For the vegetables

  • 1/2 medium bulb fennel
  • 1/2 medium plum tomato
  • 25 g butter
  • 60 g shiitake mushrooms
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small leek, chopped


1. To make the marinade, put the honey, coriander, lemon juice and cider into a saucepan and bring to the boil.

2. Remove the pan from the heat, add the olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Place the chicken breasts into a shallow dish, pour over the marinade and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

3. Preheat the grill to medium. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill the chicken for 15-20 minutes, until tender and cooked through, coating frequently with the marinade.

4. Grill the fennel and plum tomato until soft.

5. Heat the butter in a small saucepan and add the mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and leeks and fry for 4-5 minutes, until softened. Serve straight away with the chicken, grilled fennel and tomatoes.

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