Rosemary Chicken and Apples Dinner Recipe

Sneak some fruit into dinner with roasted apples that perfectly complement aromatic chicken. Plus, get lunch out of the leftovers!
By Marge Perry

Ages

3-13

Rosemary Chicken and Apples Dinner Recipe

Serves 4 | Total time: 45 min

Ingredients:

  • 6 garlic cloves, minced and divided
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 3 lb bone-in chicken thighs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 apples, cut in ½" chunks

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a shallow baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine three cloves garlic with rosemary.
  3. Spread rosemary-garlic mixture under the skin of each thigh; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Whisk together honey and vinegar until smooth.
  5. Mix three cloves garlic with apples and spread on bottom of pan; top with chicken, leaving room between each thigh.
  6. Place in the center of the oven and roast 15 minutes; remove from oven and brush chicken with honey mixture. Return to oven and cook until a meat thermometer reads 165°F, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a platter.
  7. Use a large fork to coarsely mash apples; serve alongside chicken.

Side dish: While the chicken roasts, whip up some sauteed spinach with onion and olive oil.

Next Day's Lunch: Chicken Cheddar Wraps

  • You’ll need: lettuce, whole-wheat tortillas, shredded carrots, sliced chicken, reduced-fat Cheddar 
  • To make: Place lettuce on tortilla. Top with shredded carrots, chicken, and cheese. Roll tightly and wrap in plastic wrap.
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