Warming Roast Chicken with Pears and Thyme
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Warming Roast Chicken with Pears and Thyme

Warming Roast Chicken with Pears and Thyme

Serves 6 | Prep/Cook Time: 3 Hrs 30 Min
  • Calories 399
  • Protein 21g
  • Sodium 67mg
  • Sat.Fat 3.8g
Nutritional Information
Serving Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.3g 0 %
Saturated Fat 3.8g 0 %
Cholesterol 90g 0 %
Sodium 67mg 0 %
Total Carbs 54g 0 %
Dietary Fiber 6g 0 %
Sugars g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A %
Vitamin C %
Calcium %
Iron %
*Percent Daily Values are based
on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Salt and pepper, to taste
2 onions, peeled and cut into wedges
1 cup apple cider
1/2 cup pear butter
3 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped, plus whole sprigs to garnish
Glaze Ingredients
3/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
8 seckel pears, quartered and cored
1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Tuck wings under bird, tie up legs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put onions, apple cider, pear butter and 2 tablespoons thyme into a large roasting dish and stir.
2 Set chicken in center of dish. Roast 1 1/2 hours.
3 While chicken is roasting, stir together maple syrup, cider vinegar and remaining 1 tablespoon thyme in a small bowl. Brush some glaze over chicken.
4 Set pears around chicken, stirring to coat them with pan juices. Continue to roast chicken until PERFECT ROAST® Thermometer pops and when meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of thigh registers 180°F (approximately 2 hours); basting with glaze often. Remove from oven and set chicken on a serving platter.
5 To serve, arrange pears and onions around chicken and accompany with pan juices.
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Serves 6