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Sheet-Pan Honey-Garlic Chicken and Butternut Squash

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Sheet-Pan Honey-Garlic Chicken and Butternut Squash
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 4
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This sheet-pan chicken dinner is for all of you sweet-and-savory fans out there. Red pepper flakes, garlic and honey come together to create a chicken dinner that has a touch of sweetness and a hint of spice to it. It’s bold but not over the top, which is exactly how we like it.
Updated Apr 4, 2019

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces (4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs (1 1/2 lb)

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 450°F. Spray 18x13-inch rimmed sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix 4 tablespoons of the honey, the lemon juice, garlic and pepper flakes.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, mix squash, oil, 3/4 teaspoon of the salt and 3 tablespoons of the honey mixture. Toss to coat. Add squash mixture to pan.
  • 4
    Season chicken with remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Add chicken to pan of squash; brush with 1 tablespoon of the honey mixture. Roast 15 minutes. Brush chicken with remaining 1 tablespoon honey mixture; return to oven 10 to 15 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (at least 165°F) and squash is lightly starting to turn brown and is just tender. Remove from oven; drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon honey over chicken, and serve.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • tip 2
    Chopped parsley makes a lovely garnish for this dish.
  • tip 3
    To save time, look for precut butternut squash in most grocery store produce sections.

Nutrition Information

500 Calories, 20g Total Fat, 37g Protein, 44g Total Carbohydrate, 26g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
24%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
170mg
57%
Sodium
1030mg
43%
Potassium
880mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
6g
26%
Sugars
26g
Protein
37g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
440%
440%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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