Chicken and Cider Stew

Ingredients 4 chicken breast fillets A good knob of butter 1 tbsp minced garlic 200g shallots, halved 350g baby potatoes, quartered 500ml cider 125ml double cream 1 tbsp dijon mustard A bouquet garni (a few sprigs of rosemary, parsley and a bay leaf tied together) 1 tsp thyme 1 golden delicious apple, cored and diced Method Melt the butter in a large pot Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds Add the chicken and cook until brown Add the shallots, apple, and potatoes followed by the thyme Add the cider, cream, and mustard and top off with water if you need more liquid Add the bouquet garni with salt and pepper to taste Simmer for about an hour Serve with crusty bread