Saturday, January 2, 2021

Roast chicken thighs with apples and cabbage #Recipe @PegCochran

This recipe comes from Taste of Home.  I've listed the original recipe but as you can see I cut this down for two people although I did use a half head of cabbage because I wanted to use it up. The original recipe is for green cabbage, but I thought red would be excellent and it was. I also omitted the melted butter (calories!), cut way back on the oil and subbed dried thyme for fresh, which I didn't have.

It was very tasty and not too heavy and perfect for a cold winter night after all the holiday excess.



8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

salt to taste

pepper to taste

2 tbl. Olive oil

½ small head red or green cabbage cut into wedges

2 small apples, cored and cut into eighths

1 tbl. Fresh thyme

2 tbl. Apple cider vinegar

1 tbl. butter, melted

1 tbl. Chopped fresh thyme


 Preheat oven to 400°

 Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper to taste.



Heat an oven safe skillet over medium-high heat.  Place chicken, skin down, in skillet and cook until golden brown.  Turn and cook 3 to 4 minutes more and remove from skillet.



Add oil to skillet and heat.  Add cabbage and apples.  Cook until golden brown, about four minutes.  



Return chicken to skillet, skin side up.  Sprinkle with fresh thyme and drizzle with vinegar and butter.  

Bake for 20 minutes.



Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

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The plot thickens for American gothic writer Penelope Parish when a murder near her quaint British bookshop reveals a novel's worth of killer characters.

Penelope Parish has hit a streak of bad luck, including a severe case of writer's block that is threatening her sophomore book. Hoping a writer in residence position at The Open Book bookstore in Upper Chumley-on-Stoke, England, will shake the cobwebs loose, Pen, as she's affectionately known, packs her typewriter and heads across the pond.

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  1. The SU might really like this - maybe I'll surprise them!


  2. Perfect timing with this recipe! We have a bunch of chicken in the freezer that I need to use up. :)

  3. What a beautiful crust you got on those thighs! Yum.
    Oddly, my daughter doesn't like dark meat. I could double this with 1/2 dark and 1/2 white meat. We'd all be happy I think. My granddaughter hasn't learned that part of her mom's food fussiness...yet. (She has her own quirks about food, of course!)

  4. I'm always looking for more chicken thigh recipes because I prefer them to breasts and have them shipped every week as part of my Imperfect produce box. Cabbage is one of my favorite veggies, so I'll definitely have to give this a try!