July 31, 2009

Apple Roast Chicken

Here's a recipe that my Mum found in the Globe & Mail and wanted to share.It's from Michael Smith's The Best of Chef at Home.


4 local apples, quartered and cored

2 onions, peeled and cut into large chunks

1 whole head of garlic cloves, peeled

1 or 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary

A sprinkle or two of sea salt and freshly ground pepper

One 4 lb (1.8 kg) roasting chicken

1/2 cup (125 mL) of apple cider

2 green onions, thinly sliced


Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).

Toss the apples, onions, garlic and rosemary together in a roasting pan large enough to hold the chicken.

Season chicken well with salt and pepper and rest it on top of the apple mixture. Pour in the cider. Roast chicken until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of one of the thighs reads 180°F (82°C), about 20 minutes a pound.

As soon as the chicken is cool enough to handle, and without removing it from the pan, slice and pull the meat from the carcass and toss with the apple pan stew. Sprinkle with the sliced green onions and serve directly out of the pan.

Serves 4 to 6

picture of Michael Smith from http://eastcoastecoparent.com/Eco-Food-Archive.php
picture of recipe from Michael Smith,The Best of Chef at Home


willow said...

Oh, this looks and sounds so good. I like to stuff my roasting chickens and turkey with the same ingredients. It's a heavenly concoction!

Poetikat said...

This looks yummy, all right. My mom's stuffing for turkey always featured apple, onion and fresh sage - it came from a Dickensian recipe in Homemaker's magazine.

I'm not a green onion fan (not raw anyway), but tossed in the pan-stew, sounds delish!


giulia said...

Great find. I'm looking forward to local apples & will tuck this away for then. I hope you have a good weekend. I have been informed that it's a long one up there, up nord.



einbildungskraft said...

with the apples ripening soon, this will be a good recipe to try! looks yummy, from the pic, and full of vit C so has all the right STUFF,
greetings, have a nice weekend!
ps I did willow's cake, with plums, and it turned out great

Margaret said...

That looks so good! I'm going to try it:)

California Girl said...

That sounds sooooo delicious. And easy. I need to print this off and try it.

Alaine said...

This sounds delicious; I might apply the same ingredients to our slow cooker (chicken pieces) for just the two of us.