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Simple Apple and Herb Dutch Oven Roasted Chicken
This chicken is stuffed with sweet apples and savory herbs for a tender and juicy comfort food meal.Yield: Serves 10
- 4 lb. whole chicken
- 1 apple
- few sprigs each of rosemary, sage, thyme
- 1orange, zested
- 1 lemon
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 6 carrots, peeled and chopped in one-inch segments
- 6 red potatoes, halved or quartered
Zest the orange and combine with honey and olive oil. Set aside.
Heat a Dutch Oven on the stove top at medium-high heat, and preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Stuff the chicken with slices or chunks of the apple, lemon, orange, herbs, garlic, and onion, putting some inside the cavity of the chicken as well as under the skin on the outside. Tie the legs closed with twine.
Pour the orange mixture over the chicken rubbing under the skin and all around the outside.
Add a drizzle of olive oil and some of the onion and garlic to the Dutch Oven. Then, place the chicken inside to sear.
Add the chopped potatoes and carrots, extra herbs, apples, and onions all around the outside of the chicken. Place the lid on the Dutch Oven and put in the oven to cook for about one hour.
photos by Kacy Meinecke