Chicken with apples in the oven sounds somehow festive, but this treat is not always possible to cook for the holidays! If you just want to please your family members with an unusual, but at the same time hearty meat dish, then this royal treat will be most welcome.
Moreover, its preparation will not be too heavy, most importantly, there would be a desire, and the rest will turn out!
Features of product selection
Choosing a chicken, you should pay attention to its appearance, it should have the following characteristics:
- The skin must be whole, because the appearance of the whole dish will depend on its condition;
- Preference should be given to young poultry or chickens, because their meat is cooked much faster;
- Meat should have a white color with a pinkish tinge;
- When buying a bird, be sure to smell it, there should be no unpleasant odors coming from it.
|hen –||one whole bird|
|apples –||4 things.|
|bulb –||1 head|
|vegetable oil –||taste|
|seasonings –||at its discretion|
|Time for preparing: 180 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 145 Kcal|
How are we going to cook:
- To begin with, the chicken carcass is thoroughly washed under cool water, if there are remnants of feathers on the surface, they must be cleaned;
- After that, in a bowl, mix the salt with seasonings and black pepper;
- Carefully rub the carcass with this mixture from all sides, be sure to remember to rub it inside;
- Apples are washed, cleaned from the skin;
- Next, cut the peeled fruit, clean out the sockets with bones and cut the flesh into small slices;
- Peel the onion from the husk, shred it with thin half-rings;
- Inside the chicken you need to put the pieces of apples, they need to alternate with half rings of onion;
- Then the carcass can be stabbed with toothpicks or sewn. This is done in order for the meat after cooking turned out juicy, tender;
- After this, sprinkle the baking sheet with vegetable oil; we also lubricate the carcass;
- Put it on a baking sheet;
- We warm the oven to 180 degrees and place a baking tray with a chicken there;
- Leave to bake for 2.5 hours;
- It is imperative that in the process of baking we pour all the juice in order to form a roast-colored crust on the surface;
- After that, we take everything out and serve it on the table. Additionally, the carcass can be decorated with lettuce leaves, greens.
Chicken stuffed with prunes and apples
- chicken – 1 bird;
- 5 apples;
- prunes – 200 grams;
- three garlic heads;
- 3 large spoons of mayonnaise;
- 50 grams of honey;
- 1 large spoon of mustard;
- some salt;
- coriander, pepper, curry – all on a pinch.
For cooking, we need about 2-2.5 hours. Caloric content of a treat per 100 grams will be 150 kcal.
How to do it:
- To begin with, wash the apples and prunes;
- We clean the apples from the skin, cut them into two parts, take out the rosettes with the seeds. Cut the flesh into small pieces;
- Garlic is divided into cloves, clean them from the skins. Each clove is cut into two parts;
- We wash the chicken thoroughly in cool water, spread it on a towel or paper napkins so that all the excess liquid is absorbed;
- In a small cup, mix the mayonnaise and honey. This mixture rub the carcass from all sides;
- Next, in a bowl, mix the mustard, salt, coriander, curry. Again rub this chicken from all sides;
- Leave to stand for 10 minutes, and it is better to leave it to marinate for several hours;
- Then lay out the apples together with prunes, you can put a few cloves of garlic. Be sure to sew a hole, due to this the chicken will become juicier and more fragrant;
- Make cuts on the surface and put garlic pieces in them;
- We warm the oven to 180 degrees;
- The carcass can be placed on the grill, and the bottom can be placed pallet with water. Due to this, the carcass is much softer and juicier;
- During baking, the chicken needs to be watered with juice, which will stand out in the pan;
- All should be baked for 1.5-2 hours;
- After that, remove everything from the oven and serve it along with adjika.
Chicken baked with apples in the sleeve
For cooking we will prepare the following components:
- chicken – 1 piece;
- 5 apples;
- 4 garlic cloves;
- 2 large spoons of balsamic vinegar;
- 50 ml of soy sauce;
- seasoning at your discretion;
Cooking will take about 2.5 hours. Calorie content will be 145 kcal.
- Fresh chicken can have a sharp smell peculiar to chicken meat. To eliminate it, the carcass should be placed in cool water and left there for 1 hour;
- Then we wash it again, if feathers remain on the surface, they should be removed;
- Next, sprinkle it on top with salt, be sure to rub it with salt inside;
- Peel the garlic and cut into small pieces;
- Put garlic pieces in a mortar, add turmeric powder to it, black pepper, dried ginger, paprika;
- Further, all spices are carefully ground to a uniform structure;
- Then the resulting spicy mixture rub the carcass from all sides. Some spices should be placed inside the chicken;
- We remove the carcass in the refrigerator, leave it there for several hours, so that it is marinated;
- Meanwhile, wash the apples and clean them from the skin;
- Then cut the flesh into two parts, clean the core with seeds. Cut the flesh into small pieces;
- Pieces of apples pour soy sauce. To give a piquant taste, fruit sprinkle with balsamic vinegar;
- Leave the fruit to stand for some time, so they let the juice;
- Then take the chicken out of the fridge, put the apples with vinegar and sauce inside. Be sure to sew or stab with toothpicks;
- Legs can be tied. Place the carcass in a roasting sleeve;
- The oven is heated to 180 degrees;
- Put the carcass on a baking sheet and put in the oven;
- Bake it for 1.5-2 hours;
- 15 minutes before the end of baking, the bag should be opened so that the skin is roasted on top and has turned rosy color;
- After that, remove and serve on the table with greens.
Chicken in the oven with apples and potatoes
- whole chicken carcass – 1 piece;
- 20 medium-sized potato tubers;
- 2 carrots;
- 3 medium sized sweet and sour apples;
- 2 medium-sized onions;
- 2 large spoons of mayonnaise;
- 1 small spoonful of a mixture of black and red pepper;
- mix of seasonings for chicken meat at its discretion;
- salt to your taste.
It takes about 2 hours to cook. Calorie content will be approximately 152 kcal.
How are we going to do:
- First you need to clean the potato tubers, be sure to wash them;
- Large potatoes can be cut into two parts, and small ones can be left as a whole;
- We wash the apples, peel off the skins, cut into 4 slices and cut out rosettes with seeds;
- We wash the carrot, clean it of dirt, pelts and cut it into ringlets with a thickness of less than 4 mm;
- Peel the bulbs, cut them into thin rings or half-rings;
- All vegetables – potatoes, carrots, onions – we put in one bowl, add some salt, pepper and add 1 tbsp of mayonnaise. We mix everything;
- The chicken should be washed from all sides and be sure to wipe dry with a towel or paper napkins;
- Then sprinkle it with salt from all sides, rub it with salt inside;
- Lubricate with mayonnaise on top and inside;
- We rub pepper and spices outside and inside;
- Fill the chicken tightly with apples and sew;
- Put the carcass in a baking bag and tie it up;
- We spread it on a baking sheet and around it we lay over potatoes, onions and carrots;
- We warm the oven to 200 degrees;
- Put the pan with all the ingredients in the oven and leave to bake for 1-1.5 hours.
- for cooking it is worth using apples of sour or kilo-sweet variety. Sweet fruits will not give that piquant taste for which this dish is appreciated;
- if the surface of the carcass is smeared with butter, then after baking it will be softer, tender;
- readiness of meat can be checked with a toothpick, for this it needs to be pierced. If at the puncture site clear juice is released without blood, then the meat is ready.
Chicken with apples in the oven – this is truly a royal treat, which is appreciated for its unique taste. The meat is fragrant, tender and very juicy. And his appearance will lure everyone to the table!