Roasted Apple Chicken
I combined all the seasonings for the rub in a small food processor and sprinkled it all over the chicken. I seared the chicken in a cast iron skillet. I used a cast iron because its easier to just throw it in the oven after the stovetop steps are done. A one skillet meal. After the chicken was seared, I removed them from the skillet. To use the same chicken flavor I immediately added garlic, onion and leeks and cooked them for a minute or two and then added the apple juice. I thought about adding Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) but wanted a sweeter taste for this dish. I added the chicken back to the skillet and distributed the apples on top of the chicken and sprinkled with some of the reserved RUB. I placed the skillet in the oven to cook for about 45min to 50min.
While that was in the oven, I took some chopped leeks and apples and soaked them in lemon juice to garnish with for a fresh taste and presentation. I removed the dish from the oven and allowed it to sit for 15 min before garnishing with the apples and chopped leeks.
Enjoy this dish with a fiber side or on its own. I hope you give it a try.
All the Best!