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Apple Butter Roasted Chicken with Onions and Potatoes
4.78 from 22 votes

Apple Butter Roasted Chicken with Onions and Potatoes

A delicious combination of sweet and savory in this easy One Pan Apple Butter Roasted Chicken with Onions and Potatoes. Chop the potatoes and marinate the chicken ahead of time for an easy, healthy, weeknight meal with minimal cleanup. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 490kcal


  • 1 orange - juiced
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup apple butter - plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary - finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley - finely chopped
  • 2 ½ pounds skin-on, bone-in chicken - (thighs or drumsticks)
  • 1 red onion - sliced
  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes - halved
  • 2 apples - sliced
  • fresh chopped thyme - for serving


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the orange juice, grainy mustard, olive oil, apple butter, salt, black pepper, fresh rosemary, and parsley. Transfer mixture to a large ziplock bag along with the chicken pieces and seal tightly. Gently toss to coat and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • When ready to cook, remove chicken pieces from the marinade and transfer to the prepared baking sheet skin-side-up. Arrange the potatoes, onions, and sliced apple around and under the chicken pieces.
  • Bake, uncovered, for approximately 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reads between 165-175 degrees F and the potatoes are fully cooked and crispy.
  • Remove baking sheet from the oven and brush the top of each piece of chicken with additional apple butter and sprinkle with fresh chopped thyme.


Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 790mg | Potassium: 1133mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 48.8mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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