The combination of chicken, cider, bacon and orange is unusual. It is a mixture of flavours I love, and this is a recipe that always goes down well in the cookery school. I am counting the days until we can open again; I really miss it.

Chicken thighs are great value. I always keep some in the freezer and I always buy Bord Bia Quality Assured. I use Stonewell Cider, which is made in Carrigaline, Co Cork. Instead of sweet potatoes, you might like to try pumpkin or butternut squash.