by Lisa Faulkner

This chicken and chorizo stew recipe is hearty but elegant, and is great to make in advance of people coming over.

Main course

Buyer's guide

Cider in bottles tends to be of higher quality than that sold in cans, and is more suitable for cooking.


Cider is not made for long-term keeping. Follow ‘best by’ dates and store in a cool, dark place.


Cider can be used in cooking and is particularly good with pork, sausages, and poultry. It can also be used as a base for sauces and in soups.