Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Apples Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Grate 2 tsp.zest from lemon; reserve lemon. Combine zest, softened butter, garlic, and 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Discard neck and giblets from chicken. Rinse chicken; pat dry. Loosen and lift skin from breast. (Do not totally detach.) Spread half of butter mixture under skin; place thyme under skin. Replace skin.
  2. Cut reserved lemon in half; squeeze juice into cavity. Place lemon in cavity. Tie legs together with kitchen string; tuck wingtips under. Rub remaining butter mixture over chicken; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Place, breast side up, on a greased rack in a greased roasting pan.
  3. Bake chicken at 425° for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, peel sweet potato and apples. Cut sweet potato into 1/4-inch-thick half moons and apples into 1/4-inch-thick wedges. Arrange half of sweet potatoes in a 9-inch gratin dish. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. brown sugar. Arrange apples in a single layer over sweet potatoes; sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. brown sugar. Top with remaining sweet potatoes; sprinkle with remaining 2 Tbsp. brown sugar. Drizzle with 1/4 cup melted butter. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover with foil.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Bake chicken 15 minutes. Add potato mixture to oven. Bake chicken and potato mixture at the same time 35 minutes. Uncover potato mixture, and bake chicken and potato mixture 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into chicken thigh registers 180° and potatoes and apples are tender.
  5. Transfer chicken to a platter; cover with foil, and let stand 10 minutes. Serve with potato mixture.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 7368.76 Kcal (30852 kJ)
Calories from fat 4915.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 546.18g 840%
Cholesterol 2814.94mg 938%
Sodium 4132.97mg 172%
Potassium 5829.47mg 124%
Total Carbs 88.57g 30%
Sugars 60.37g 241%
Dietary Fiber 6.34g 25%
Protein 495.25g 991%
Vitamin C 116.8mg 195%
Vitamin A 3mg 100%
Iron 30mg 167%
Calcium 460.9mg 46%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 234.12 Kcal (980 kJ)
Calories from fat 156.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.35g 840%
Cholesterol 89.43mg 938%
Sodium 131.31mg 172%
Potassium 185.21mg 124%
Total Carbs 2.81g 30%
Sugars 1.92g 241%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 25%
Protein 15.73g 991%
Vitamin C 3.7mg 195%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 100%
Iron 1mg 167%
Calcium 14.6mg 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 192.1
  • 195

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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