Apple Sage Roasted Chicken

Enjoy this aromatic roasted chicken stuffed with apple for a hearty dinner.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
medium Gala apple, cored
1
whole chicken (3 to 4 lb)
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3
tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves
1
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1
cup apple cider
Fresh sage sprigs, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Cut apple into wedges; place in cavity of chicken.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix butter, chopped sage, salt and pepper. Starting at leg end of chicken, gently separate skin (do not peel back) from chicken breasts using fingers, being careful not to tear or puncture skin. Rub half of sage butter under skin to cover chicken breasts; replace skin. Rub remaining sage butter on outside of chicken breasts and thighs. Fold wings of chicken under back. Tie or skewer drumsticks together. On rack in shallow roasting pan or 13x9-inch pan fitted with rack, place chicken, breast side down. Cover loosely with foil. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh muscle and does not touch bone.
  • 3 Roast 25 minutes. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat cider to boiling over medium-high heat. Boil 6 to 8 minutes or until cider is reduced to 2 tablespoons.
  • 4 Uncover and carefully turn chicken breast side up. Roast 45 minutes longer, basting with cider reduction every 15 minutes, until thermometer reads at least 165°F and drumsticks move easily when lifted or twisted. Cover loosely with foil; let stand 15 minutes for easiest carving. Garnish with sage sprigs.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
362
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Sodium
693mg
693%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
42g
42%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.