Cider apple chicken with mushroom sauce

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 25

Appears in
Regional French: Le Cordon Bleu Home Collection

By Le Cordon Bleu

Published 1998

  • About

The traditional French name for this recipe is Poulet Vallée d’Auge. The Auge Valley is in Normandy and this recipe makes good use of local ingredients: butter, Calvados, cider, cream and apples from the dairy farms and apple orchards.


  • 1 chicken, weighing 1.8 kg (3 lb 10 oz)


  1. Cut the chicken into four or eight pieces and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat half the butter and a little oil in a pan and sauté the chicken in batches, skin-side-down, until lightly browned. Pour off the excess fat, return all the chicken to the pan, add the Calvados and light with a match to flambé (keep a saucepan lid on one side in case of eme