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Chicken Thighs with Roasted Apples and Garlic

Photo: Lee Harrelson
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 2 thighs and about 2/3 cup apple mixture)

Baked apples and chicken combine for an autumnal meal that's ready in less than 45 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups chopped peeled Braeburn apple (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 chicken thighs (about 2 pounds), skinned
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Chopped parsley (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 257
  • caloriesfromfat 20 %
  • fat 5.7 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 1.6 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 25.9 g
  • carbohydrate 26.6 g
  • fiber 3.5 g
  • cholesterol 107 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 405 mg
  • calcium 30 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 475°.

    Peeling, Coring, and Chopping an Apple
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt; toss well to coat. Spread apple mixture on a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray.

  3. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, and arrange on top of the apple mixture. Bake at 475° for 25 minutes or until chicken is done and apple is tender. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.

  4. Partially mash apple mixture with a potato masher, and serve with chicken. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.