Maple Roasted Chicken Thighs

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 25-35 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 6-8 each Chicken Thighs (skin-on, with bones)
  • to taste Salt & Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp 15 ml Canola Oil
  • 1 each Gala Apple, diced
  • ½ cup 125 ml Onions, diced
  • ¼ cup 60 ml Slivered Almonds
  • 1 each Garlic Clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup 82.5 ml Cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ cup 50 ml Wabanaki Maple Syrup
  • to garnish Fresh Sage, chopped


Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400 o F.
  2. Season chicken thighs with salt & black pepper.
  3. Heat a large cast iron or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add oil.
  4. Sear chicken thighs for 3 minutes per side; remove chicken from pan and set aside.Continue this process until all chicken has been cooked
  5. Reduce heat to medium; add apples, onions, almonds, and garlic and season with salt & black pepper.
  6. Cook apple mixture until apples and onions have softened, about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add cranberries and maple syrup and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  8. Place chicken back into the pan amongst the apple mixture and roast for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked to 165 o F. Baste occasionally with the drippings.
  9. Remove pan from oven and garnish with chopped sage. Serve hot with your favourite side dishes.