Sheet pan chicken and acorn squash are sprinkled with cinnamon, salt, pepper, and olive oil then roasted until golden brown. This simple sheet pan dinner recipe is perfect for busy weeknights!
We can all use a few more easy, healthy chicken recipes – am I right? This Sheet Pan Chicken and Acorn Squash recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight. Versatile, nutritious and oh-so-delicious, you really can’t go wrong with roasting meat and vegetables all on the same pan. And with everything cooked on one pan, you save time on the clean up, too!
- Acorn squash: A winter squash with a slightly sweet and nutty flavor, that cooks to be creamy in texture.
- Chicken: I prefer to use ،-in chicken for this recipe, for added flavor. You could use an array of d،sticks, chicken ،s, and thighs.
- Olive oil: Coats the chicken and squash to help the chicken get a nice, crispy skin, and the squash to get wonderfully caramelized.
- Cinnamon: Adds a wonderful warm, sweet, and ،y flavor to the chicken and squash.
- Garlic powder: An easy way to add garlicky flavor to the dish while evenly coating all the pieces.
How to Make Sheet Pan Chicken and Acorn Squash
S، your sheet pan chicken and acorn squash by cutting your acorn squash in half and deseeding it. From there, you can cut it into slices about half and inch thick.
Then lay your acorn squash and chicken pieces in a single layer on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cinnamon, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Then toss in the oven at 350 and bake for about 35 minutes.
Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley, then serve and enjoy your Sheet Pan Chicken and Acorn Squa،
- No acorn squash? No problem! Just use ،ernut squash or sweet ،atoes!
- Use ،less chicken. You can just as easily make this with ،less chicken ، if that’s what you have or prefer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you cook acorn squash with the skin on?
Yes, and I usually do! The skin of the acorn squash isn’t very tough or bitter, so I prefer to leave it on.
Why does my chicken come out dry?
You’re likely overcooking your chicken if it comes out dry. This is why I love to use a meat thermometer when cooking any protein. Get your chicken to 165, then take it out.
What kind of squash is the healthiest?
All squash is good for you and are chalk full of nutrients, but the most nutritious is ،ernut squash.
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Chicken and Acorn Squash Sheet Pan Dinner
Chicken and acorn squash are sprinkled with cinnamon, salt, pepper, and olive oil then roasted until golden brown. This simple sheet pan dinner recipe is perfect for busy week nights!
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Place chicken pieces and acorn squash slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
Brush chicken and squash with olive oil then sprinkle evenly with cinnamon, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Roast until chicken reaches internal cooking temperature of 165 degrees or higher (about 35-40 minutes.)
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Nutrition facts do not include the skin of the chicken.
Calories: 261kcalCarbohydrates: 12.8gProtein: 37.8gFat: 7.2gSaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6.2gC،lesterol: 107mgSodium: 799mgFiber: 2.7gSugar: 0.1g