One Pan Chicken and Squash Dinner

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

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 Chicken Thighs and Butternut Squash Dinner idea is your ultimate fall comfort food. 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 in this recipe. 
One Pan Chicken and Butternut Squash - super easy, super simple and super delicious! My new favorite fall dinner recipe! by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com @Letthebakingbg
But I am telling you, if you like squash – prepare to be amazed! As the chicken roasts, 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 make this one pan 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.

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:

  • 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
  • 1  1/4 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)

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

Preheat oven to 375F with the baking rack in the middle. Line a jelly roll baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl or in the prepared baking pan.

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

Toss everything together until all ingredients are coated evenly.

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

Distribute everything in the large 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.

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

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.

 

One Pan Chicken and Squash Dinner

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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 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
  • 1¼ Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp crushed chili peppers (optional)
  • 2-3 twigs fresh thyme (optional)
  • ¼ 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.

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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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