Apple & Butternut Squash Roasted Chicken

Apples are a perfect compliment to the earthy sweet squash, and when all roasted together in the same pan, give you a side dish and a main dish all in one.


Apple & Butternut Squash Roasted Chicken



  • 1 whole organic chicken (approximately 1.4 kg or 3 lb)
  • 4 Cups 1" diced butternut squash (1 medium squash, seeded and peeled)
  • 1 Large yellow onion, peeled and cut into 8 quartered pieces
  • 2 BC Tree Fruit Gala apples, quartered and cored
  • 3 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tsp Sea salt (or to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 10 Sprigs fresh thyme

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Apple & Butternut Squash Roasted Chicken

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  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  • STEP 2

    Place the squash, onion and apple slices evenly on a large baking sheet.  Place the chicken on top of the squash mixture in the centre of the pan.  Pour 1 Tbsp. of the oil on the chicken and the remaining 2 Tbsp. on the vegetables. Place a 1/4 of the onion inside the cavity of the chicken along with 3 thyme sprigs and truss the chicken with twine.

  • STEP 3

    Scatter the remaining thyme over the vegetables and season everything with salt and pepper.

  • STEP 4

    Roast for approximately an hour or until done, setting the oven to broil for the last 5-10 minutes to brown the chicken.