Roast some seasonal late harvest veggies to fill the platter with the glazed bird…Brussels sprouts and sliced acorn squash are particularly nice. Otherwise make root vegetable “chips” by thinly slicing sweet potatoes, parsnips, and Yukon gold potatoes, tossing with a generous glug of olive oil, and roasting until crisp.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Pour apple cider into medium saucepan; bring to boil and cook about 15 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup. Stir in maple syrup, brandy, nutmeg, allspice, and butter. Simmer about 3 minutes longer.

  2. Meanwhile, tie chicken legs with kitchen twine; tuck wings under. Place on rimmed baking sheet. Rub with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes, then begin brushing with apple glaze every 10 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165°F in thigh and juices run clear, 25 to 3o minutes longer.

Variations

Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product. If substituting frozen chicken for this recipe, thaw before cooking.