• Heat oven to 400°F. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 2 teaspoons thyme (1/2 teaspoon dried). Place in 13 x 9 x 3-inch baking dish.

  • Place potatoes and artichokes in greased roasting pan. Sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Add chicken legs and thighs.

  • Bake in 400°F oven until chicken, vegetables are tender, 50 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken breasts and wings during last 25 minutes of baking. Add apples during last 15 minutes of baking time.

  • Meanwhile, prepare sauce following recipe below.

  • Remove chicken, vegetables to platter. Skim fat from pan. Add 1/2 cup water to pan; stir to loosen browned bits. Stir into sauce; heat.

  • Spoon sauce over chicken and vegetables. Garnish with thyme.

Simple Cider Sauce:

  • In skillet, lightly brown bacon and onion. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of fat. Take off heat and add brandy. Cook to reduce by half. Add thyme and cider, cook to thicken. Discard fat from roasting pan. Add water; stir to loosen brown bits. Add to sauce in skillet.

Nutrition Facts

532 calories; 21 g total fat; 116 mg cholesterol; 569 mg sodium. 42 g carbohydrates; 41 g protein;