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Roasted Chicken Breasts and Butternut Squash with Herbed Wine Sauce

Oxmoor House
Prep time 9 mins
Cook time 38 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half, 1 cup squash, and 1 tablespoon sauce)
Butternut squash's natural sugars caramelize during roasting. When paired with fine herbs and wine, they create a flavor explosion that rivals any bistro specialty.

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves (about 2 pounds), skinned
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 5 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash (2 1/4 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon fine herbs
  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine

Nutrition Information

  • calories 370
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 7.9 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 4 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 40.1 g
  • carbohydrate 36.5 g
  • fiber 6.1 g
  • cholesterol 102 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 539 mg
  • calcium 164 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.

  2. Place chicken in a large roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Brush chicken with 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  3. Place squash in a large bowl. Drizzle with remaining olive oil, and sprinkle with fine herbs, remaining salt, and remaining pepper; toss well. Add squash to pan. Bake at 450° for 38 minutes or until chicken is done. Transfer chicken and squash to a serving platter; keep warm.

  4. Add wine to pan drippings; bring to a boil over high heat, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Reduce heat; cook 2 minutes or until reduced to 1/4 cup. Place 1 chicken breast half on each of 4 plates. Spoon 1 tablespoon sauce over each chicken breast. Serve with squash.

  5. Make it Faster

  6. Peeling and cubing a butternut squash isn't difficult, but it will require a few extra minutes of your time. We peeled and cubed a butternut squash for this dish. To prepare this recipe even quicker, look for precubed butternut squash in the produce section of your supermarket. It may cost a little extra, but the trade-off is time saved in prepping this meal.

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