Recipe By: Carol Stevens 8/31/2008
4 pieces bone-in skin-on chicken
Marinated the chicken with the 1-1/2 cups apple cider in a large ZipLoc bag 5-6 hours in the refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray a medium-sized baking pan with PAM to avoid anything sticking. Transfer chicken from marinade to a plate, dry it with paper towels and season both sides with salt, pepper and olive oil. Let sit 10-15 minutes to allow the chicken to come to room temperature.
Please celery halves in the bottom of the baking pan (this serves as a small "rack"). Put chicken on top of the celery and strew the onion, apple and garlic slices evenly over top of all. In a measuring cup, combine the apple cider and the Calvados and pour around the pan contents into the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the dried herbs de Provence over all.
Bake 30 minutes. Increase oven to 400 F. and bake and additional 30 minutes. Serve immediately with some of the pan sauce, cooked onion and apple if desired.