Rating: 4 stars 3.7
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This is a favorite of mine, my friend introduced us to it. It's really simple, very few ingredients, and tastes amazing! So easy, low prep time, and great flavor results. Mmmmm. I serve this with couscous and you can even chop some of the apples and rosemary up from the dish and mix into the couscous.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
40 mins
55 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Cut leeks in half crosswise and place in a large roasting pan. Add apples, olive oil, rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  • Season chicken with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and nestle, skin-side up, among vegetables.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, and apples and leeks are tender, 40 to 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Notes:

If you can't get leeks, just use your favorite onion as a substitute, though the leeks are delicious.

Drumsticks can be used in place of chicken thighs.

Nutrition Facts

296 calories; protein 16.4g; carbohydrates 21.3g; fat 16.6g; cholesterol 57.2mg; sodium 643.5mg. Full Nutrition