Autumn Chicken Dinner
The cooler weather, smell of pumpkin spice, and start of football season has us in the fall spirit! Some Wisconsinites prefer to celebrate the beginning of autumn by visiting an apple orchard, picking pumpkins, or planting mums.
Here at UW Provision, we prefer to cook hearty meals with all our favorite fall flavors like Cooking Classy‘s one-pan autumn chicken dinner featuring sweet potato, Fuji apples, fresh herbs, and oven-baked chicken thighs! Whether you’re raking leaves on a chilly day or cheering on the Packers in the great indoors, warm up with this fall-themed comfort food recipe below.
- 5 (6-7 oz.) bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 tablespoon)
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, sage, and rosemary (each minced)
- 1 large sweet potato (about 16 oz.) chopped into 3/4-inch cubes
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts, sliced into halves
- 2 medium Fuji apples, cored and sliced into half moons about 3/4-inch thick
- 2 shallot bulbs, peeled and sliced about 1/4-inch thick
- 4 slices hickory-smoked bacon, chopped into 1-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley for garnish (optional)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and herbs into a gallon size resealable bag.
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then place in the bag and seal it. Massage the mixture over the chicken while working to evenly distribute the herbs. Set aside and let rest while chopping the vegetables.
- Place sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, apples, and shallots on an 18 by 13-inch rimmed baking sheet.
- Drizzle the apples and vegetables with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then toss to evenly coat. Season them with salt and pepper to taste, then spread into an even layer.
- Separate any pieces of bacon that may be stuck together and sprinkle them over the apples and vegetables.
- Roast in the preheated oven for about 30 to 35 minutes until the chicken and vegetables are golden brown. The chicken is done once your thermometer reads 165°F in the center. If desired, broil during the last few minutes for a more golden brown and crispy skin on the chicken.
- Garnish with parsley (if desired) and serve!
- Yield: 5 servings
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes