Butternut Squash-Chicken Pan-Roast


In this supereasy one-pot recipe, all you do is set chicken on top of a mix of squash, apples and sage and roast it. Slideshow: Fantastic One-Pot Meals 

Butternut Squash–Chicken Pan-Roast
Photo: © Christina Holmes
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins


  • One 1 1/2-pound butternut squash, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch dice

  • 3 Fuji apples, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch dice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped sage

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • 6 whole chicken legs (3 pounds)

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a large roasting pan, toss the squash, apples and sage with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Season the chicken legs and set them on top. Dot with the butter and roast for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until the squash and apples are tender and the chicken is browned and cooked through.

  2. Transfer the chicken to a plate and keep warm. Place the roasting pan over a burner and boil, stirring, until the pan juices are reduced, about 5 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan and serve.

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