One-Pot Roasted Chicken with Acorn Squash

One-Pot Roasted Chicken with Acorn Squash
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The apples and cinnamon in this savory one-pot main dish will fill your home with a delicious Autumn aroma.

  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    55 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 chicken thigh, 2 acorn squash wedges, about 4 slices of apple
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 chicken thigh, 2 acorn squash wedges, about 4 slices of apple
  • Amount per serving Calories 240

  • Total Fat 9g
    • Saturated Fat 2.1g
  • Cholesterol 105mg
  • Sodium 70mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
    • Dietary Fiber 5g
    • Total Sugars 12g
  • Protein 19g
  • Potassium 615mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit, 2 Lean protein, 1 Starch, 1 Fat



  • thighs (4-ounce each, boneless, skinless chicken)
  • dried rosemary
    1 tsp
  • olive oil
    2 tsp
  • acorn squash (1-1/4 lbs)
  • Granny Smith or other tart apple (cored and sliced)
  • honey
    1 tbsp
  • ground cinnamon
    1/4 tsp
  • water
    1/2 cup


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Season the chicken with the rosemary. In a Dutch oven or oven-safe pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Place the chicken in the pot and sear for 3 minutes per side.

  3. Cut the acorn squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Cut each half into quarters; discard ends.

  4. Place the acorn squash and apple slices around the chicken. Drizzle the honey evenly over the squash and apple slices and then sprinkle them with cinnamon. Pour the water over the chicken.

  5. Bake for 45 minutes in the oven, uncovered. To serve, pour some of the juices over the chicken, squash, and apples.

  • Recommended

    What the heck? The picture shows skin on bone in chicken quarter. The chicken will be almost done after six minutes of sear, another half hour in the oven seems like a real dead bird.

  • Recommended

    I used chicken breast rather than thighs and made it for 2. It was fantastic! My husband loved it and I will definitely make it again. Next time I will either cut the bake time or temperature because the chicken was a little dry.

  • Recommended

    OMG this is soooo good! I used boneless skinless chicken breasts, and made 3 large chicken breast and doubled the apples for my family of four. Everyone LOVED it!! Even my pickiest eater!