The beginning of fall comes with an abundance of apples, which means it's time to start baking! But more than pies, apples roast extremely well with chicken! This dish makes a fantastic sweater-weather meal, with beautifully roasted chicken and an apple, potato, and onion bake that takes advantage of the delicious roasted chicken drippings.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray the top and bottom parts of a broiler pan with cooking spray.

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  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat and add onion slices. Sprinkle onions with 1 teaspoon salt and saute for 2 minutes. Add sugar and continue cooking until onions are translucent but not browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Layer apples, potatoes, and sauteed onion slices in the bottom part of the broiler pan. Cover with the part top of the broiler pan.

  • Drizzle olive oil over chicken thighs. Sprinkle with fresh rosemary, salt, and pepper. Rub olive oil and spices thoroughly all over each thigh and place on the top part of the broiler pan.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until juices run clear and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 1 hour. Serve apples, potatoes, and onion alongside chicken thighs.

Nutrition Facts

404 calories; protein 21.3g 43% DV; carbohydrates 34.8g 11% DV; fat 20.5g 32% DV; cholesterol 81.2mg 27% DV; sodium 486mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2019
I made this pretty much as directed. I used 4 thighs, one apple, one onion, and one large potato. (I cook for two.) Next time I will use two apples. I also used brown sugar, instead of white. I greased the bottom pan with butter, instead of spray. Nice recipe. This would work with pork chops too, I think. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2019
Rosemary is the perfect herb to make kitchen smell wonderful but thighs are greasy so the potatoes were greasy and the apples also smelled good but turned to mush. Won't make this recipe again. Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2019
I made this pretty much as directed. I used 4 thighs, one apple, one onion, and one large potato. (I cook for two.) Next time I will use two apples. I also used brown sugar, instead of white. I greased the bottom pan with butter, instead of spray. Nice recipe. This would work with pork chops too, I think. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2019
I tried this fall recipe on the first major snow fall of the year. We all loved it. The chicken had a lovely flavour of rosemary with a hint of the apple cooking below it. It was as good or better than I expected. We all loved it and will use it again!! Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2019
I made this exactly by the recipe and it was delicious! I never would have mixed onions apples and potatoes but the mixture of flavors was great. In fact it would make a good side dish for by itself. The chicken picked up a bit of the apple flavor mixed with the rosemary. The cooking time was off though. I checked with an instant read thermometer after 40 minutes and the chicken was done. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2019
Rosemary is the perfect herb to make kitchen smell wonderful but thighs are greasy so the potatoes were greasy and the apples also smelled good but turned to mush. Won't make this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2020
It was really good. I read the reviews & instead of using white sugar, I used brown sugar. I only used 2 apples. My family loved it! The only thing the potatoes & apples & onions where moshi , really soft. But overall had an amazing taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2019
Made this tonight and-it-is-awesome! I did season the mix in the bottom of the roaster with salt pepper a dash more sugar and 3 rosemary sprigs as well as some lemon juice. Then when cooked brushed thighs with melted butter and left it in a bit to brown up. Next time I'll prepare some bacon to mix into the bottom layer and wrap the chicken thighs in bacon. MMMMM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2019
This was really good...Who knew apples and potatoes together. I think even kids would like this. Nice and sweet. I didn't have a broiler pan I fried the chicken 1st to crisp it and then laid it on top of the potatoes/apple mixture. Second time I made it I baked the chick and potato/apple in separate pans I liked it this way the best.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2019
Excellent! Flavor was fantastic but 4 stars instead of 5 due to inconsistencies between recipe and my results. As written the recipe would NEVER fit in a broiler pan that I ve ever owned. I sautéed onions in a 6 qt enamel cast iron Dutch oven added potatoes & apples (used 4 small). It was over full at this point! I seasoned the chicken & placed on top of potato mixture. I had this in the 400 degree oven for more than an hour and not all the potatoes were done and the chicken wasn t browning. I turned up the oven temp to 425 convection for about 20 minutes and it finished the chicken nicely. There ended up being more liquid than I would have expected so it braised more than roasted. I ll make this again but next time may roast chicken separately to avoid all the juice. My picky eaters even liked it:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2020
I don't have a broiler pan, so I covered the apples and potatoes with vented aluminum foil. My chicken was boneless and skinless, I cooked it in a different dish for a little less time after I cooked the apples and potatoes because I burnt it on my first try, haha. Another change I made, influenced by the pandemic, is I just used a mixed bag of tiny potatoes. I wouldn't have it any other way, the varied colors were beautiful! I'm sure they offered a different array of nutrients, too. One last change, I used less olive oil. 10/10 Read More
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