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chicken, squash and brussels sprouts dish
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Best Baked Chicken and Squash

Our baked chicken and squash recipe will knock your socks off! So flavorful, super simple, and light. Roasted veggies for the win!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 270kcal

Equipment

  • meat thermometer

Ingredients

  • 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 Teaspoon salt (divided)
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1 small delicata squash, seeded & cut into ¼" slices (or ~11 oz)
  • 8 ounce brussels sprouts, halved or quartered
  • ¼ red onion, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2-3 rosemary or thyme sprigs

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 450. Meanwhile, toss chicken with 2 t salt and 1 t sugar in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, toss veggies (squash, brussels sprouts & onion) with olive oil, garlic, 2 t of the salt, and pepper. Then toss the chicken in with everything.
  • Transfer everything to a lipped baking sheet or shallow pan. Position chicken in the middle with the veggies scattered around. Sprinkle the lemon juice and the leaves from the rosemary sprigs atop everything. Cook for 20 minutes. [Chicken is considered fully cooked at 165 degrees].

Notes

  • Heat oven as first step  to stay on track with time.
  • Buy a small squash. You won't want to cut a big ol' squash.
  • To prep the squash, cut the squash length-wise, run a spoon along the middle of each section to scoop out all the seeds and gunk, and slice squash (skin facing up) into ¼" cuts.
  • If the chicken is a little fatty, use kitchen shears to clip off the excess fat.
  • Chicken is done when its temperature is at least 165 degrees F.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 2446mg | Potassium: 921mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2019IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 3mg