Apple-Glazed Roast Chicken and Rice

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Annacia

The glimmering, crispy skin of this chicken dish gets its flavor from a sweet-tart blend of apple jelly and cider vinegar. Tip: To save time, cook the rice and chicken together in a casserole dish with a tight-fitting lid. That way the rice will remain moist as it bakes.

Top Review by wicked cook 46

I did the rice and chicken seperate. The rice took only about 30 minutes to cook in the oven. I didn't realize it was to be a seasoned rice blend LOL so added a bit of the apple marinade to the cooking liquid YUM. The skin is lovely and crispy and full of apple flavour . On a personal taste I didn't care for the "gravy" it was just a bit to sweet and appley for me but everything else was DELICIOUS. Made for Photo Tag

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. GLAZE:
  2. In a 1-1/2- to 2-quart saucepan stir together vinegar and jelly.
  3. Heat; stir over medium heat.
  4. Bring to boiling.
  5. Boil glaze gently, uncovered, for 20 minutes until syrupy and reduced to about 1 cup, stirring frequently.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Stir in apple pie spice.
  8. Divide glaze in half; set aside. (Glaze will thicken as it stands; stir before brushing over chicken and apples.)
  9. CHICKEN:.
  10. Preheat oven to 325°F
  11. Skewer neck skin of chicken to back; tie legs to tail.
  12. Twist wing tips under back.
  13. Place chicken, breast side up, on a rack in roasting pan.
  14. Sprinkle with salt.
  15. Roast, uncovered, 1-1/4 hours.
  16. Cut string.
  17. Place apples around chicken.
  18. RICE:.
  19. Meanwhile, in 1-qt. casserole combine rice and seasoning mix, water, and butter; cover. Set aside.
  20. Brush chicken and apples with some of one portion of glaze.
  21. Sprinkle with pepper.
  22. Roast chicken and rice together in oven for 1 to 1-1/4 hours more or until instant-read thermometer registers 180F when inserted into thickest part of the thigh and juices run clear, brushing with remainder of the glaze portion twice.
  23. Stir green onion into rice.
  24. Transfer rice to platter; top with chicken and apples.
  25. Cover with foil.
  26. SAUCE:
  27. Skim fat from juices in roasting pan; discard.
  28. Pour remaining glaze portion into the roasting pan.
  29. Using wooden spoon, scrape up any brown bits stuck to bottom of pan (place pan on stove top over medium heat, if necessary, to heat glaze).
  30. Strain; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  31. Transfer to gravy boat.
  32. Garnish with sage. Makes 6 servings.

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