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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 475°.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 4

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

Ratings & Reviews

DebMT519's Review

October 31, 2014
This was delicious and very easy to make. I typically don't enjoy chicken thighs as the main course, but with the apples, sage, and garlic, it was surprisingly tasty. I didn't expect them to get so much flavor from being on top of the apple mixture, but they certainly did, in addition to the freshly ground pepper and sea salt with which I seasoned them. Have saved this recipe and will serve it again!

maryking's Review

October 29, 2014
I love this recipe, but I added about 1/2cup of apple cider to keep everything moist.

barbi3142's Review

September 29, 2010
This is a wonderful recipe. I used bone-in thighs and browned them first because I like the flavor browning adds. With the bone-in I still roasted for 25 mins. I served with Cider and Bacon sauce from this recipe http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1011270&cookbook_id=4837733 I used the browning pan to make the sauce...everything is better with bacon. It added the final flavor touch. Next time I may add butternut squash or parnips to the roasting pan. I think they would add an interesting flavor kick. I also served with cider carrots. Everyone raved...it was a suprisingly elegant weekend night meal.

Not terrible

October 13, 2015
I'm not sure we will be making this again. I didn't find that the apples gave the chicken that much flavor. My husband was sweet and ate it, but if he doesn't ask for seconds, it's not going in to the rotation. 

bobbadagirl's Review

February 04, 2015
DANG, THIS WAS REALLY GOOD AND REALLY EASY. I made jasmine rice and stirred the apples into it, and it was fantastic.

Fran0831's Review

November 05, 2014
I used chicken leg quarters cut, baked for 30 min....yummy, I chopped the apples after peeling in a food processor making the pieces small so they didn't need mashing.

SueInMinocqua's Review

January 25, 2014

TLesko71's Review

January 02, 2014

MarloM's Review

December 17, 2013
Easy and good. Served with garlic green beans and baked potato.

bkbroiler52's Review

December 08, 2013
Delicious and easy Sunday-night dinner. My 8 year-old loved it as well.