Meat & poultry

Baked Chicken-Little with Apples

Is the sky falling? Or is this just another easy recipe?

How do you call these lil’ chickens? Here we call them Picantones and they are extremely tender and tasty. Try this recipe and let the oven do all the work ;D. If you want to add some colour and originality to the meal, make this side dish too: Parsley potatoes! Aren’t they cute? If you prefer rosemary or dill or thyme… go ahead!

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Ingredients for 4 servings: 2 Lil' chickens, 2 golden apples, 1 stick of Cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, 2 small lemons, half a glass of brandy, 1 teaspoon of rosemary, 2 teaspoons of thyme, 4 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper.

For the parsley potatoes: 2 medium potatoes and some clean fresh parsley leaves. Peel the potatoes and use a mandolin to get the thinnest slices possible. Place a parsley leaf between two slices and fry in olive oil. Place over kitchen paper to let the excess of oil and sprinkle with thick sea salt.
To bake the chicken:

  • Clean the lil' chickens and sprinkle inside and outside with salt and ground black pepper. Also sprinkle with the rosemary and thyme. Place half the cinnamon stick inside each of the chickens and half a lemon too.
  • Preheat oven at 200ºC.
  • Place the chickens inside a baking recipient and pour the olive oil over. Also spray with some water. Place the apples cut in half inside the recipient too. Pour some lemon juice over the apples, the ground cinnamon and a bit of ground pepper.
  • Pour half the brandy over the chickens and place inside the oven for 30 minutes aprox.
  • Open every 10 minutes and pour the juices over it.When the 30 minutes have gone, pour the brandy that's left and bake until they are tender. Aprox. another 30 minutes.



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04/06/2009 · 18:01 h by Ivy

I thought you said you were taking a break to rest today? The chicken sounds delicious but those potatoes are the star. So original and delicious.

04/06/2009 · 18:09 h by Núria

I did take a break but I’m back home and had to post something new. However, I will gone for some days soon… to the beach ;D.

04/06/2009 · 19:25 h by Maryann

Those potatoes are beautiful!

04/06/2009 · 19:40 h by Maria

Another great post Nuria! I love those potatoes–they are quite pretty! My daughter would really enjoy them–so delicate and I am sure tasty!

04/06/2009 · 21:33 h by Joan Nova

Looks like a delicious dinner. I particularly like the parsley potatoes!!

04/07/2009 · 2:26 h by bee

those parsleyed potatoes are so neat!! and elegant!!!

04/07/2009 · 10:49 h by Núria

I knew you would like the potatoes girls!!!!! I love originality in the kitchen too ;D

04/07/2009 · 10:52 h by Peter M

Nuria, over here we call these small chickens “Cornish hens”. Your chicken is in a very unladylike position! lol

A good roast chicken is always welcome by family or friends and I do have to try your potatoes…like an herb tattoo, right?

04/07/2009 · 11:12 h by Sophie

I love your creativity with the potatoes!! I adore the chicken dish!! Love it!! MMMMM….

04/07/2009 · 12:06 h by Peter G

Those parsley potatoes are the real winner here Nuria! They look so pretty. We call small chickens, “spatchcock”.

04/07/2009 · 16:17 h by Hillary

Those potatoes are beyond creative! Thanks for sharing!

04/07/2009 · 19:01 h by JennDZ - The Leftover Queen

Those are the cutest parsley potatoes EVER! We call those little chickens Cornish Hens, over here, and I haven’t made one in a long time!

04/07/2009 · 20:46 h by Bellini Valli

I love the sound of these little chickens. I don’t know if they are Cornish Game hens or something else entirely, but I do know they are delicious!!

04/08/2009 · 3:32 h by Dragon

Is it just me or does your chicken look a little naughty. :)

04/08/2009 · 10:35 h by Emily

Ohhh, it’s so cute and delicious-looking! Your pictures are just gorgeous…

04/08/2009 · 10:41 h by Jen of A2eatwrite

I don’t have any cornish hens, but I do have a chicken BIG in my fridge, thawing, and this sounds like it would work just as beautifully. The parsley potatoes are gorgeous, too!

It’s so nice to “see you” again!

04/09/2009 · 2:04 h by Bren

ay mija, el pollito ese esta para comerselo enterito! que rico! y la papitas mas todavia! love the idea of the parsely in b/w!

espero que’stes bien!

04/09/2009 · 2:42 h by giz

Fabulous dish and great creativity Nuria – the potatoes are a sensation.

04/09/2009 · 4:31 h by Mercè

Núria, thanks for the recipe! I found the patatoes recipe very creative! And the little hen… té una pinta impressionant!! :)

04/09/2009 · 8:19 h by Núria

Thank you all for your kind comments! And thanks for telling me the name of the little chickens :D

04/11/2009 · 19:52 h by MAR

hola núria t’escric per comentar-te que he penjat al meu blog una recepta de truita per poder participar i de pas animar en el teu concurs de truites.

04/12/2009 · 4:10 h by Lori Lynn

Love the “Stained Glass” potatoes.
Wishing you a very Happy Easter.
Lori Lynn

04/12/2009 · 17:17 h by Núria

Thank you Lori lynn. Happy Easter to you too!

Moltes gràcies Mar. Ara vaig al teu blog!

04/12/2009 · 20:06 h by Psychgrad

The potatoes are ingenious!

04/13/2009 · 23:31 h by Zesty Cook

As a Potato Boy I have to say … Wow these look amazing!

04/21/2009 · 8:40 h by Mindy Walz

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04/22/2009 · 1:58 h by we are never full

those potatoes are beautiful! i’ve heard about pressing herbs between pasta sheets, but this is really creative.

04/24/2009 · 20:50 h by glamah16

How did the potatoes stick together? They look so pretty.

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