One Pan Chicken and Squash Dinner

This One Pan Chicken and Squash Dinner is a simple baked chicken recipe with roasted butternut squash. A delicious roasted chicken thighs recipe with garlic, thyme, and paprika – One Pan Meal your whole family will enjoy!

One Pan Chicken and Butternut Squash recipe is a super easy, simple and delicious one pan meal.

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One Pan Meals are the answer

Do you know why one pan or one-pot dinners are so popular? It’s because nobody likes doing dishes if they don’t have to. I’m guessing I’m not the only one that can think of other things to do instead of doing dishes.

This One Pan Meal with Roasted Butternut Squash and Chicken Thighs is your ultimate fall comfort food recipe idea. All you have to do here is toss all the ingredients together, in no particular order, put in the oven and wait. Waiting is probably the hardest part of this recipe.One Pan Chicken and Butternut Squash recipe is a simple yet great dinner recipe to enjoy.

Butternut Squash is the key ingredient in this recipe

I am telling you if you like squash – prepare to be amazed! As the Chicken Thighs roast, the juices seep out and into the Butternut Squash permeating it with flavor. The garlic, thyme, paprika and a little kick from the pepper flakes makes this one pan meal wonder – well, absolutely wonderful! Whether you’re a seasoned cook or someone who doesn’t know your way around the kitchen, you can make this One Pan Chicken and Squash dinner.

Can I make this Chicken Thighs recipe with chicken drumsticks?

You may substitute the chicken thighs with drumsticks, you will just bake this dish for  5-10 minutes less.

What do I make this One Pan Meal in?

If you want your chicken thighs and butternut squash to be crispier use the large rimmed baking sheet. Or you can use a simple glass baking dish.

One Pan Chicken and Butternut Squash - super easy, super simple and super delicious! My new favorite fall dinner recipe! by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com @Letthebakingbg

One Pan Chicken & Squash Dinner

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:

Ingredients for this One Pan Chicken and Butternut Squash recipe.

Ingredients:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F with the baking rack in the middle. Line a jelly roll baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare butternut squash.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl or in the prepared baking pan.
  4. Toss everything together until all ingredients are coated evenly.

Step by step instruction on how to make this one pan chicken and squash dinner.

  1. Distribute everything in the large jelly roll pan. Bake in a preheated to 375 F oven for 1 hour. Increase heat to 425 and bake for another 10-20 minutes until the chicken is golden in color.

One Pan Chicken and Butternut Squash on a pan, ready to go into the oven.

  1. Remove from the oven and serve 2 chicken thighs with about 8 pieces of squash per serving. Sprinkle with chopped parsley as a garnish if desired.

One Pan Chicken and Butternut Squash out of the oven, topped with thyme.

What is your favorite vegetable to bake your one pan chicken recipes with?

There are so many different ingredients you can make one pan chicken dinners with. I love using all kinds of ingredients. Such as potatoes, zucchini, carrots, and so much more. What do you use?

Other great One-Pan Meals to enjoy:

One Pan Chicken and Squash Dinner

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This One Pan Chicken and Squash Dinner is a simple baked chicken recipe with roasted butternut squash. A delicious roasted chicken thighs recipe with garlic, thyme, and paprika - One Pan Meal your whole family will enjoy!

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
Course: Entree
Calories: 686 kcal
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash prepped according to these directions {How to cut and prep squash}
  • 8 chicken thighs fat trimmed
  • 10 cloves garlic peeled
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp crushed chili peppers optional
  • 2-3 twigs fresh thyme optional
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F with the baking rack in the middle. Line a jelly roll baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl or in the prepared baking pan.
  3. Toss everything together until all ingredients are coated evenly.
  4. Distribute everything in the jelly roll pan. Bake in a preheated to 375F oven for 1 hour. Increase heat to 425 and bake for another 10-20 minutes until the chicken is golden in color.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve 2 chicken thighs with about 8 pieces of squash per serving. Sprinkle with chopped parsley as garnish if desired.
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Chicken and Squash Dinner
Amount Per Serving
Calories 686 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 74%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 1491mg 62%
Potassium 1166mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 407.8%
Vitamin C 50.6%
Calcium 12.2%
Iron 17.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • chelslovesjosh

    Love your one pan dishes! They are always so delicious!

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  • Shary

    Regarding the one-pot chicken and squash dish… One and one quarter TABLESPOONS of salt?? Yikes. Good recipe, but I’m wondering if that’s a typo. I plan to try this recipe soon, but I will use a lot less salt, like maybe a few sprinkles from my salt shaker..

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    • Hi Shary, The butternut squash is pretty big and there’s 8 chicken thighs which is a lot too. You can of course put less salt to your taste 🙂

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  • Jenny

    Hi,
    Is this for boneless chicken thighs or bone-in?

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  • Valentina

    We love this recipe! So easy and so delicious! When I first made this my husband was very skeptical and I could tell he wasn’t too excited about dinner until he tried it. The squash is phenomenal!

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