Nothing is easier than roasting a whole chicken, so it should be just as easy to add some fabulous fall flavors to a whole fryer.
With a few seasonal apples and some onions, you can transform this humble meal into a dish fit for company – or the ones you love most, your family.
You can use almost any kind of apple that you’d use for baking in this recipe. I like the tart flavors of a Granny Smith, but a Fuji, Pink Lady or Cameo would be sweeter and would hold up well during roasting. If you were getting adventurous, you could substitute pears for the apples or use a blend of both.
Whole fryers are on sale this week at Brookshire’s, so take advantage of the sale to try this delicious fall dish.
Roasted Apple Chicken
1 whole fryer/roasting chicken, thawed and cleaned
1 onion, cut in quarters
3 apples, cut in quarters
1 Tbs olive oil or butter
Preheat oven to 325° F. Place chicken in roasting pan, breast-side up.
Mix onion pieces and apple pieces in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if you like. Place apple-onion mixture inside chicken.
Rub outside of chicken with olive oil or butter. Sprinkle outside of the chicken with salt and pepper, if you like.
Place foil tent on top of chicken and place in oven. Cook for 1 hour and then remove foil tent; continue cooking for 30 to 45 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before carving.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 582, Calories from Fat: 301, Fat: 33 g, Trans Fat: 0 g (8 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 256 mg, Sodium: 702 mg, Potassium: 130 mg, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 10 g, Protein: 57 g.
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