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Orchard Chicken Legs

Orchard Baked Chicken
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40-55 mins
  • Serves: 4
This recipe for baked chicken legs with pears and red onions is a delicious and easy meal that showcases the flavors of Idaho’s locally sourced ingredients. With tender chicken legs, juicy pears, and savory red onions, this dish is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a special occasion. Using ingredients that are sourced from Idaho ensures that this recipe is not only delicious but also supports local farmers and producers.

Categorized: Entrées


  • 8 chicken legs
  • 2 large red onions, sliced
  • 4 ripe pears, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, minced garlic, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.

  • Arrange the chicken legs in a single layer in a large baking dish.

  • Pour the olive oil mixture over the chicken, using your hands to coat each piece evenly.

  • Add the sliced red onions and sliced pears to the baking dish, arranging them around the chicken.

  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the pears and onions are tender.

  • Remove the baking dish from the oven and let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.