A good, easy chicken recipe. I followed the recipe except I sprinkled some salt and pepper over the chicken before cooking. I would have given it 5 stars, but my husband didn't like the taste of the cider sauce. I liked it though.
avivaleah Posted: 03/20/09
robdebtar Posted: 02/03/09
Much ado about nothing! Just got done struggling through this recipe and am thoroughly disappointed. Have enjoyed recipe's from cooking light for over 15 years and have only experienced this twice so the odds are actually wonderful but just had to comment/review (my first) on this one because it was so lack luster. Dry, not flavorful, very tedious to make and all together not a winner!
mamaof2 Posted: 03/18/09
The chicken was very moist and tender, but was almost bland. My family ate all of it, but they agreed that I have served other whole chicken recipes that were much more flavorful and just as tender. Also,it took much longer than 15 minutes to reduce the cider used to baste at the end. I am unsure what I did wrong. Otherwise, I followed the recipe as given.
KLStorck Posted: 10/06/09
I love this recipe! I have to make it every fall. It has such great flavor and is a great comfort meal.
robinc75 Posted: 01/01/10
this is a simple and delicious recipe! A definite keeper in my portfolio!
JoshyStevenson Posted: 10/12/10
I liked it :-)
melissamk22 Posted: 10/18/11
VERY delicious and fairly easy, although time consuming. Definitely worth the time for a special dinner!
KPNWHES Posted: 10/11/11
We loved this so much we included it in our blog HealthyLiving NW powered by Kaiser Permanente Pacific Northwest Health Education Services. It can be found at: http://healthylivingnw.blogspot.com/2011/10/eating-great-pumpkin-other-healthier.html
awedewer Posted: 10/12/12
I *think* the cider reduction amount is wrong. After 15 min I had exactly 1 1/4 cups, which seems like a very reasonable quantity for basting and flavoring the jus. 1/4 cup seems skimpy and would take much, much longer. With that said, this wasn't bad, but it wasn't great, either. My kids really liked the cider flavor, but there is room for improvement. The brining was more trouble than it's worth and didn't result in special flavor or texture. I won't make this particular recipe again, but I'll use the cider idea for sauces in the future.
alismomma Posted: 03/18/12
I would love to try this.. is there a lower salt or no salt way to make something like this? Healthy doesn't mean just low fat...for many people a no or low salt version is a have to... not a want to.
JenniferDuke Posted: 10/29/13
One of my Favorite Fall Menu's.....