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apple roasted chicken

Apple Roasted Chicken

This 2-minute prep apple roasted chicken is a must-have in your fridge for a quick and delicious protein to add to your meals.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Meat
Cuisine American


  • 4 lb whole chicken, bone-in, skin-on
  • ½ cup applesauce (homemade)
  • ¼ cup butter, chopped into cubes
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Place whole chicken on a sheet pan. Pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Pour lemon juice and salt over the chicken. Massage into the skin to fully coat the chicken.
  • Add applesauce. Massage into the skin to fully coat the chicken.
  • Place the cubes of butter on top and underneath the chicken.
  • Roast at 425°F for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F and cook until fully cooked through (internal temperature of 165°F).
    NOTE: The time will vary depending on the size of your chicken. For a 4 lb chicken, estimate about 1 hour and 20 minutes (about 20 minutes per pound of chicken) at 350°F (plus the initial 10 minutes at 425°F.)


The nutrition of this recipe will vary depending on which type of meat you choose from the chicken (the breasts, the thighs, the wings, etc.). Each part of the chicken can be equally substituted in recipes that use the same part (ie: use the chicken breast from this recipe in place of a regular chicken breast in another recipe). Keep in mind, if you serve the chicken with the skin, it will be slightly higher in fat content. 
Keyword Meat