One-pan baked chicken with squash, sage & walnuts

One-pan baked chicken with squash, sage & walnuts

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 4
A one-pan supper full of soft and sticky vegetables and tender golden chicken

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal573
  • fat42g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre5g
  • protein27g
  • salt0.27g
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  • 1kg mixed chicken thigh and drumstick pieces



    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 3 red onions, peeled, cut into large wedges
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into wedges
  • bunch sage, leaves picked



    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…

  • 100g walnut halves, very roughly chopped



    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…

  • good splash sherry vinegar


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Tip the chicken pieces into a largish roasting tin and toss with the oil, onions and squash. Season with salt and pepper and arrange chicken so it’s all skin-side up.

  2. Roast in oven for about 25 mins, remove, toss through sage, walnuts, then drizzle over vinegar. Using tongs, again arrange chicken so it’s all skin-side up. Roast for another 25-30 mins until chicken is golden brown and the veg soft and sticky. Serve straight from the tin with some mashed potato.

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14th Oct, 2010
This is a fantastically easy recipe and so tasty. I've passed it on to several friends who needed an introductory recipe for using butternut squash and it's been a great success every time
8th Dec, 2009
Had half a squash so added a sweet potato, used boned and skinned thighs (so lower fat) and balsemic, absolutely delicious, crunch from walnuts a perfect touch
2nd Dec, 2009
Very easy and absolutely wonderful. Served with rice and green veg.
11th Nov, 2009
Really liked this. Easy and full of flavour
26th Oct, 2009
Really like this dish. Used balsamic vinegar with sherry as didn't have any sherry vinegar and it was an lovely addition. also used shallots instead of the red onions.
10th Oct, 2009
Just cooked this dish and whilst it was easy, it was also sickly! Very bland and very greasy. Will not be cooking this again. So disappointed as it looks great and I love Squash!
4th Oct, 2009
Luscious and different. Will make again.
3rd Oct, 2009
I made it for my husband who only really likes red meat and he loved it. I will be making this again as it was so easy I even got time to play with the dog! Going to try it with the balsamic.
30th Sep, 2009
Great recipe. I used a whole chicken and added potatoes to it, then added the rest half an hour later as per recipe. To be honest, I didn't need to add the potatoes, the squash was enough. The whole family loved it, I'll be making this again! They all thought I slaved in the kitchen when I didn't (I got my husband to slice the squash though).
23rd Sep, 2009
Really easy. Used chicken breasts (with skins of course) as thats what I had in the fridge. Tasted good. Think I'll try sweet potato next time. The Balsamic idea sounds good though.


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