Rating: 4 stars
47 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 5 star values: 23

A company-worthy meal, this recipe for Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Butternut Squash will not disappoint. Add a heart-healthly salad to accompany this delicious fall dish.

Jennifer Martinkus
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2010

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces chicken and about 3/4 cup vegetables)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

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  • Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and sage in a small bowl. Remove and discard giblets and neck from chicken. Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breast and drumsticks by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat. Lift wing tips up and over back; tuck under chicken. Rub garlic mixture under loosened skin. Place chicken, breast side up, on rack of a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Place rack in broiler pan.

  • Combine potatoes, squash, butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Arrange vegetable mixture around chicken. Bake at 400° for 1 hour or until a thermometer inserted into meaty part of thigh registers 165°. Let stand 10 minutes. Discard skin.

  • Wine note: For an affordable wine to pair with this dish, pick a dry riesling from Washington state, like Chateau Ste. Michelle's 2007 (Columbia Valley; $9). It has peach and orange flavors that create a tempting aromatic package with the sweet flavors of Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Butternut Squash. —Sara Schneider

Nutrition Facts

399 calories; fat 12.1g; saturated fat 5g; mono fat 3.2g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 43.8g; carbohydrates 25.9g; fiber 3.4g; cholesterol 147mg; iron 3.5mg; sodium 791mg; calcium 77mg.
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