Apple Cider Baked Chicken

Apple Cider Baked Chicken

This recipe is gluten free.

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 1 large lemon, sliced into thin rounds
  • 2 cups apple cider, homemade or store bought
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 6-8 chicken legs or thighs
  • 2 large apples, each sliced into eighths
  • 1 lb. small, red or Yukon Gold potatoes, halved

Directions

  1. Place a gallon size heavy-duty zip-top bag into a large bowl. Place the onion and next 10 ingredients into the zip-top bag, combining well. Add the chicken to the marinade. Close the bag, place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the chicken pieces in a large roasting pan skin-side up. Pour all of the marinade, including onions and lemons over and around the pieces. Tuck the apples and potatoes around the chicken. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring once halfway through to re-coat everything with the marinade.
  3. Arrange chicken and potatoes on a platter and sprinkle with chopped fresh thyme.