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roasted leg quarter chicken with apple slices purple onions and herbs in black cast iron skillet

Apple Roasted Herb Chicken

Servings 6
Author Beautiful Eats & Things


  • 6 leg quarters
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme and 3 additional sprigs
  • 1 cup sliced red apples
  • 1 cup purple onion coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • ½ cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place chicken leg quarters in a large black cast iron skillet. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and season front/back of chicken with 1 tsp of thyme, seasoning salt, garlic powder, poultry seasoning, and black pepper.
  3. Arrange apples, onion, rosemary, and thyme sprigs around seasoned chicken.
  4. Add water and place in oven.

  5. Bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  6. When done, remove from oven and let settle for about 5-10 minutes before serving.
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information per 1 serving: Calories 277, Carbohydrates 4g, Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 5g, Protein 18g, Sugars 2g