Chicken With Cream, Apples and Calvados

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Boomette

A recipe from Ricardo.

Top Review by mary winecoff

Everyone at my house loved this, however I did use boneless chicken thighs and reduced the cooking time by half. Made for Photo Tag.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 slices bacon, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 skinless chicken legs
  • 2 cortland apples, peeled, seeded and sliced
  • 4 shallots, minced
  • 12 cup calvados
  • 12 cup 15% cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, minced
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large skillet, brown the bacon in oil. Drain on absorbing paper. Set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, brown the chicken on each side. Add oil if needed. Add salt and pepper. Set aside on a plate.
  3. In the same skillet, brown the apples and shallots at high heat. Add salt and pepper. Deglaze with calvados. Let reduce 1 minute. Add chicken, cream and sage. Bring to boil. Cover and let simmer slowly about 1 hour at low heat, stirring frequently. Adjust seasoning. Serve on pasta and sprinkle with bacon.

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