Spiced Apple Cider Glazed Roasted Chicken for the Holidays

Remember the wonderful organic and farm fresh goods I ordered from Good Eggs NYC from my last post? Well, I created a series of recipes that are holiday inspired for my readers using the ingredients. I’m starting off with this simple roasted chicken using all holiday and fall inspired flavors. This is great substitute for smaller families who think that cooking a huge Turkey is way too much or for those who don’t like Turkey.

Watch out for my next recipe, a Chicken Chorizo Matsu Apple Cornbread stuffing a great twist on a traditional holiday accompaniment.

Apple Cider Glazed Roasted Chicken

Apple Cider Glaze

2 Cups Red Jacket Spiced Apple Cider
1 Tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
¼ Cup maple syrup
Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
½ Cup butter, cold cut into cubes

1. Boil cider, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar in a small heavy saucepan, until reduced to about ½ cup.
2. Remove from heat and whisk in butter 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Let glaze stand until ready to use.


Roasted Chicken

½ Cup Fresh Oregano
½ Cup Fresh Rosemary
½ Cup Fresh Thyme
4 Garlic cloves, whole
1 Lemon, quartered
1 Onion, quartered
Organic Roasting Chicken, about 3-4 lbs.
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
2 Teaspoons Mrs. Dash Spicy seasoning
1 Teaspoon of Sweet Paprika
1 Tablespoon Coarse Sea Salt
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt & Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
Organic Fingerling Purple Sweet Potatoes, large dice
Austrian Crescent Fingerling Potatoes
Organic Rainbow Carrots, large dice

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1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
2. Mix the Garlic Powder, Sea salt, Mrs. Dash, Paprika and olive oil together.

3. Season the inside of the chicken with Salt & fresh black pepper.

4. Stuff the cavity with the Thyme, Oregano , Rosemary, lemon, garlic cloves, and onion. Rub the outside of the chicken with the spice/oil mixture.

5. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken.

6. Place the sweet potatoes, carrots, and fingerling potatoes in a Cast iron skillet or heavy bottom pan. Toss with salt, pepper and olive oil. Spread around the bottom of the cast iron pan and place the chicken on top.


7. Roast the chicken for 1 hour, basting every 10-15min. or until the thigh meat reaches 165° F, or the juices run clear.


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  1. Yummy! This looks really, really good! I wish someone offered some to me. Le sigh.

    • I still have some! It\’s really good.

  2. MJ

    Good Heavens! I need this in my life. This pregnancy doesn’t allow for me to handle raw chicken. I system can’t stomach even the sight! Going to ask my mama to make this for me because I NEED IT!
    BTW… Your logo is lovely 🙂

  3. This looks delicious! I think these recipes are ones that my whole family will enjoy. I’ll have to look for spiced apple cider–where can I find it?

    • I purchased mine from Good Eggs NYC a Brooklyn based Organic and Farm fresh food delivery service. I have seen this brand at other supermarkets who cater to organic foods but, try out Good Eggs if you live in Brooklyn plus, delivery is free!

  4. Erinn Sluka

    This is great. I m always looking for new chicken dishes

  5. Its looking very delicious. You have mentioned all the informative points and explained very deeply. I Like This Post.
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