Rainier Fruit Company

CIDER BAKED CHICKEN

Ingredients

 

* 1 large onion, cut into eighths

* 1 large lemon, sliced into rounds

* 2 cups apple cider

* 1/4 cup olive oil

* 1/4 cup chopped fresh sage, plus more for garnish

* 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

* 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

* 2 bay leaves

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

* 4 chicken legs

* 4 chicken thighs

* 1 12-ounce package chicken-apple sausage

* 2 large apples, each sliced into eighths

* 1 pound small, red skinned potatoes, halved

 

Instructions

 

Place a gallon size heavy-duty zip-top bag into a large bowl. Place the onion and next 9 ingredients into the zip-top bag, combining well. Add the chicken and chicken-apple sausage to the marinade. Close the bag, place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.

 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Arrange the chicken pieces in a large roasting pan skin-side up. Pour all of the marinade, including onions and lemons over and around the pieces. Tuck the sausages, apples, and potatoes around the chicken. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, turning sausages about halfway through to cook evenly. Arrange chicken, sausages, and potatoes on a platter and sprinkle with chopped fresh sage. Prep Time: 15 Minutes (not including marinating.) Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes. Makes 7 servings.

 

Nutritional Information Per Serving

 

* Calories: 480

* Total fat: 26g

* Saturated fat: 6g

* Calories from fat: 230

* Sodium: 520

* Cholesterol: 100mg

* Dietary Fiber: 3g

* Protein: 25 g

 

Source: Courtesy of the U.S. Apple Association.

 

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