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Roasted Apples and Chicken

Jami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate

September 25, 2011


Roasted apples with garlic might sound like a strange combination, but they are a perfect match! This recipe is quick enough for a weeknight dinner and delicious enough to prepare for company.



4 servings



  • 8 cups chopped, peeled Braeburn apple
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 chicken thighs, bone in (about 2 pounds), skinned
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper



  1. Preheat oven to 475.
  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.
  4. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
  5. Partially mash apple mixture with a potato masher, and serve with chicken.


Nutrition Information (amount per serving)

Calories: 257
Calories from fat: 20%
Fat: 5.7 g
Saturated fat: 1.4 g
Monounsaturated fat: 1.6 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 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

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