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One Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Butternut Squash

5.0 from 25 votes

This One Pan Chicken and Butternut Squash is an easy and delicious weeknight dinner recipe! Crispy skin baked chicken and roasted butternut squash, with a touch of garlic, paprika and thyme makes this one pan meal perfect for the whole family!

chicken butternut squash

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Ok, folks!  One of the questions I get asked most often is what are my favorite dinner recipes I make on a busy weeknight.  

Quick answer: One Pan Meals!

They’re so easy to make, and this chicken and butternut squash has become one of my most popular recipes!  If you’re looking for other one pan recipes, try these One Pan Baked Italian Chicken, One Pan Chicken with mushrooms and creamy rice

I love one pan recipes! Nothing easier than tossing all ingredients together in one pan and wait for the food to be ready..and less dishes to be done afterwards.

One Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Butternut Squash

Ingredients for Chicken Butternut Squash

To make this recipe, you’ll need:

  • chicken thighs – skin on
  • butternut squash
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • paprika
  • thyme
One Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Butternut Squash

How to Make Chicken and Butternut Squash

Ultimate fall comfort food, incredibly flavors and really easy to make. All you have to do is toss all ingredients together, put them in the oven, set the timer and go back to all those things you still have to tick off your list.

I like to have my roasted chicken thighs done at 400F/ 200C. It takes less time to bake chicken thighs at 400 and the skin is always absolutely crispy!

You don’t have to check on it while roasting, as the chicken thighs roast the juices coming out of the chicken skin and meat will combine just perfectly with the squash and condiments.

This is one of the most easiest recipes when it comes to weeknight dinners!

One Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Butternut Squash

Should you bake chicken thighs covered or uncovered?

I never cover the chicken when baking it if it has skin. If you choose to have skinless chicken pieces, always have them covered for the first 30 minutes of cooking

One Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Butternut Squash

How do you know when chicken thighs are cooked?

So easy…just cut through one of the chicken pieces and if the juice that comes out of the piece is clear, they are done! If the juice is unclear, pinkish color, they are absolutely not done.

Can I make this recipe with chicken drumsticks or legs?

Absolutely! You can substitute the chicken thighs with drumsticks or chicken legs, you will just need to adjust the time in the oven accordingly: less 5-10 minutes for drumsticks and 5-10 minutes more for full chicken legs.

One Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Butternut Squash

Fall is synonymous with everything pumpkin! More savory butternut squash dishes not to miss include baked butternut squash mac and cheese, easy butternut squash gratin, butternut squash apple and sweet potato bake, or crunchy pumpkin croquettes!

Looking for more Roasted Chicken Recipes? Try these:

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Butternut Squash Recipe

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Butternut Squash Recipe

Recipe by Adore Foods
5.0 from 25 votes

This One Pan Chicken and Squash is an easy and delicious weeknight dinner recipe! Crispy skin baked chicken and roasted butternut squash, with a touch of garlic, paprika and thyme makes this one pan meal perfect for the whole family!

Course: Main DishesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

50

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Cook Mode

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Ingredients

  • 8 pieces 8 chicken thighs, skin on

  • 1 lb 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and cubed

  • 3 tbsp 3 olive oil

  • 1 tsp 1 paprika

  • 1 bulb 1 garlic, halved

  • 4 4 fresh thyme sprigs

  • salt and pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400F/ 200C, having the rack in the middle.
  • In a large bowl, add chicken thighs, cubed butternut, and the whole garlic bulb cut in half too (the bottom half). Add olive oil, paprika, fresh thyme and salt and pepper and give them a good toss, making sure that the olive oil and condiments mix is evenly distributed on the chicken and butternut.
  • Place the whole mixture into a large oven proof pan or baking sheet and place the in oven.
  • Roast in the oven for almost 50 minutes, until chicken is dark golden with crispy skin and butternut is soft. Remove from oven and allow to cool down for a couple of minutes before serving.

 

chicken and butternut squash

Dore

Friday 28th of October 2022

The recipe calls for garlic but doesn't mention garlic???

Adore Foods

Saturday 29th of October 2022

OH, really sorry for this, guess I missed that part indeed. You add the whole garlic bulb cut in half too (the bottom half) to the large bowl, with chicken thighs and cubed butternut. Have updated this in the recipe too. Thanks for letting me know :)