Monday, February 11, 2013

Cinnamon-Scented Roasted Chicken with Apples

In a review of a recipe from one of the giveaway prizes....


3 red apples, sliced
2 tblsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tsp grated orange zest
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 (3-1/4 to 2-1/2 lb) whole chicken

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Spread apples out on a baking pan.
  • Combine butter, orange zest, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Wash chicken and blot dry. Using poultry shear or knife, remove the backbone of the chicken. Place the chicken split-side down on the apples.
  • Rub 1/2 the butter mixture on the chicken underneath the skin, and then rub the remaining butter mixture over top of the skin.
  • Roast the chicken until the thickest part of the thigh reaches 180 degrees F, about 40 minutes [I had to cook it more like 60 minutes].
  • Tent the chicken to keep warm and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Cut chicken into pieces and serve with apples and the juices.
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1 comment:

Rhonda Albom said...

Anything with cinnamon gets my vote. I will have to try this one when the kids are out - citrus allergy :(

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