Baking then mashing the apples creates a flavorful, chunky sauce for the chicken—and lets you sneak more fruit into your diet, too. Skin the thighs to keep this dish healthy, and feel free to leave bits of peel on the apples to make this rustic dish even more colorful and rich in fiber.
Cooking Light OCTOBER 2002
Preheat oven to 475°.
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.
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.
Partially mash apple mixture with a potato masher, and serve with chicken. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.
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