Oxmoor House
Prep Time
9 Mins
Cook Time
38 Mins
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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 5

Make it Faster

Step 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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Ratings & Reviews

Barb43's Review

May 24, 2015
This recipe is super easy and soooo tasty! I used a package of preseasoned turkey tenderloins; set the baking temp at 375 degrees; and added the seasoned cubed butternut squash - 1/2 at either end of the glass Pyrex baking dish. I baked the whole dish for 65 minutes and it was juicy and cooked through. The family loved it!

CookieWoman2559's Review

September 22, 2014
I haven't tried it yet but i am next month but I Just Want To Say I Love The idea of baking the chicken with the butternut squash it simply sounds delicious and oh so scrumptious and Tasty Can't Wait To Make It !! Thanks For Sharing The Recipe, Sincerely CookieWoman2559

Luv4food's Review

February 04, 2014
My attempt at this did not turn out so well, but I suspect it's because I strayed away from the instructions by using boneless chicken breasts and added a pound of cubed Yukon gold potatoes to the squash. The chicken turned out dry, even though I removed it after 33 minutes and the potatoes cooked slower than the squash, resulting in overcooked squash and under cooked potatoes. It has potential, though!

ShaunaRoux's Review

October 22, 2013
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.

LLPryor's Review

July 28, 2013
Fantastic flavors and very simple to prepare!

JaimeeStarr's Review

November 17, 2012

AnnieRam's Review

December 07, 2011
Very good and easy to make. My husband raved about it and we'll definitely be having it again. I had intended to use herbs de provence, but didn't have any on hand, so I just used a peppercorn herb mix that I had, and it turned out fine. The squash turns out tender and delicious!

kwh773's Review

December 03, 2011
This was excellent and so easy to make ! I made it with boneless breasts, and it came out just fine. Needs more sauce, though. Will definitely make again!