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Family Night Chicken with Winter Squash

Serves 4
Time 1 hr 5 min
With the arrival of autumn, this delicious, yet simple, chicken dish provides an ideal use for one fall favorite — winter squash. The underlying sweetness in butternut squash is enhanced by cooking along with apple juice, slightly tangy paprika and savory roasted garlic.
Ingredients
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 4 cups diced butternut squash
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 pound skinless chicken drumsticks
  • 1 pound skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
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Method

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Add squash, apple juice, 1/2 teaspoon of the thyme, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to pan and toss gently to combine. Set aside.

In a small bowl, stir together tomato paste, paprika, remaining 1/2 teaspoon thyme and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Rub chicken drumsticks and thighs all over with tomato paste mixture, then arrange on top of squash in a single layer.

Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove foil and continue baking for an additional 20 minutes.

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  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 4 cups diced butternut squash
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 pound skinless chicken drumsticks
  • 1 pound skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.