What's for Dinner? Chicken w/ Apples & Leeks

It doesn't get any easier than this.

This is the best Monday night recipe (or Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.....).

Don't be tempted to get fancy and add in white wine or cream.
Just let the apples and leeks make the sauce.

I like to buy a whole chicken and cut it up myself, for some reason I enjoy this.
and a tip: keep your apple slices thick and with the skins on, or they will fall apart in the pan.

Chicken w/ Apples & Leeks:

4 lb. chicken, cut into quarters
4 leeks, white parts only,sliced
2 apples, unpeeled, cut into thick slices (Empire or Braeburn a good choice)
4 sprigs fresh rosemary
kosher salt & pepper
2 tbsp olive oil

Lay the chicken legs and breasts in a roasting pan.
Nestle the leeks and apples around the chicken.

Drizzle everything w/ olive oil and season w/ kosher salt & pepper.
Lay rosemary sprigs on top.

Roast in a 425F oven for 55 minutes.

You should have a nice sauce to spoon over the chicken.

Dinner is done in an hour, and you look like a star.
You can thank me later.


abbie said…
i madde this the other day and EVERYONE in my family LOVED it! easy and delis.
Ginny said…
I made this last week, after seeing it on your Instagram. FABULOUS!
Natalia said…
Saw your photo of this dish on Facebook earlier this morning - ran out to the supermarket to buy chicken pieces and leeks and am making this for dinner - yum!
Anonymous said…
I can't wait to try, but will use all breasts. Not a leg fan. Looks great!