Just made this, halving the recipe. It's important to check the chicken breasts, since they do dry out if overcooked. I used a mix of thyme, oregano and basil. I was fresh out of white wine, so I used a little apple juice, and it was great. A quick and easy meal and a recipe which I will use again.
Roasted Chicken Breasts and Butternut Squash with Herbed Wine 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.
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- Calories: 370
- Calories from fat: 0.0%
- Fat: 7.9g
- Saturated fat: 1.7g
- Monounsaturated fat: 4g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
- Protein: 40.1g
- Carbohydrate: 36.5g
- Fiber: 6.1g
- Cholesterol: 102mg
- Iron: 3mg
- Sodium: 539mg
- Calcium: 164mg
- 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
- 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.
- Make it Faster
- 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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