Combine the flour, salt and pepper in a plastic bag. Shake the chicken, a few pieces at a time, in the flour until lightly coated. Heat the oil in a heavy pot and add the chicken. Cook until the flesh is white on all sides. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.
Sauté the onion in the pot. If needed, add a little cider or some stock. Add the tomatoes and apple cider to the pot, along with the chicken. Simmer gently, covered for 20 minutes. Add the basil and orange peel, cook for 10 more minutes, and serve.