Herb Roasted Chicken Breast With Butternut Squash

Herb Roasted Chicken with Butternut Squash - Mimi's Fit Foods

This dish SCREAMS fall!  We’re talking herbs, chicken and squash.  Butternut squash . . . my fave!  Everything here has a nice, fresh rosemary undertone while letting all the natural flavors of each ingredient shine through.  The chicken also has a nice apricot glaze which complements the rosemary and squash beautifully!  This meal comes together quick and I am a big fan of quick these days!  I love that I can cook my protein and my carbohydrate at the same time and all I have to do is prepare a veggie while the main stuff is in the oven.

This meal would be good whenever, but we had it on a nice fall evening and we definitely left the dinner table feeling all nice and cozy inside.

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Herb Roasted Chicken Breast with Butternut Squash
Adapted from Self

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (1 pound total)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary, divided
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 pound peeled, seeded and cubed butternut squash
1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
3 small sweet onions, quartered
3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, divided
2 tablespoons apricot preserves
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 clove garlic, minced

Position rack in the lower third of oven; heat oven to 400 degrees.  Season chicken with 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary, salt and pepper.

In a bowl, toss squash with 1 teaspoon olive oil, salt and pepper.

In a second bowl, toss onions with 2 teaspoons vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon olive oil.

Coat a rimmed baking sheet pan with cooking spray.  Place chicken on pan; spread squash and onion in a single layer around chicken; sprinkle vegetables with remaining 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary.

Roast 15 minutes.  While roasting, combine preserves, mustard, ginger, garlic and remaining 1 teaspoon vinegar in a small bowl.  After the first 15 minutes of roasting brush the apricot-mustard sauce on chicken and continue roasting until chicken’s internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, about 10 to 15 minutes more.

Divide chicken and veggies among 4 plates and garnish each with a sprig of rosemary if desired.

Serves 4.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving = 1/4 the Recipe)
Calories:  211.8
Protein:  24.4g
Carbs:  22.9g
Fat:  3.5g (0.4g = Sat.)
Fiber:  4g
Sugars:  8.3g


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