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Apple Chicken Bake


Chicken drumsticks are coated with vanilla wafer crumbs and baked with apple jelly and apples. This easy one dish meal recipe for Apple Chicken Bake will be a sure hit with kids!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3 lbs. chicken drumsticks
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 10-oz. jar apple jelly
  • 2 unpeeled apples, cored and chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 13x9" glass baking dish melt 1/3 cup butter. Meanwhile, in shallow pan combine crushed wafers, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and blend well. Dip drumsticks into melted butter, then roll in crumb mixture to coat. Place chicken in remaining butter in baking dish and sprinkle with any remaining crumb mixture. Bake for 65-75 minutes until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan melt 2 Tbsp. butter over medium heat. Add cornstarch and stir to blend. Then stir in apple jelly and apple. Cook over medium heat until apples are tender, about 5-6 minutes. Pour hot sauce over chicken to serve.

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