Roasted Chicken With Apples and Leeks


Roasting chicken with fruit adds a rich, caramelized sweetness to the bird.

Roasted Chicken, Apples, and Leeks
Photo: Miha Matei
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 serves

This roasted chicken dish couldn't be easier. Just combine all ingredients in a roasting pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. There you have it: Dinner is served!


  • 4 small crisp apples (such as Empire or Braeburn), quartered

  • 2 leeks (white and light green parts), halved crosswise and lengthwise

  • 6 small sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 8 small chicken thighs and drumsticks (4 of each, about 2 1/2 pounds total)


  1. Heat oven to 400° F. In a large roasting pan, toss the apples, leeks, rosemary, oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  2. Season the chicken with ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper and nestle, skin-side up, among the vegetables.

  3. Roast until the chicken is cooked through and the apples and leeks are tender, 40 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

418 Calories
23g Fat
23g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 418
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 591mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 31g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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