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Roasted Chicken, Apples, and Leeks

Real Simple OCTOBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Other: 45 Minutes


  • 8 small chicken thighs and drumsticks (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 4 small crisp apples (such as Empire or Braeburn), quartered
  • 2 leeks, halved crosswise and lengthwise
  • 6 small sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper


Heat oven to 400° F. On a large rimmed baking sheet (or in a large roasting pan), toss the chicken, apples, leeks, rosemary, oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Turn the chicken skin-side up.

Roast until the chicken is cooked through and the apples and leeks are tender, 40 to 45 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 418
  • Calories from fat: 49%
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbohydrate: 23g
  • Sugars: 13g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Fat: 23g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 591mg
  • Cholesterol: 105mg

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