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Maple-Mustard Roasted Chicken with Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active time 20 mins
Total time 1 hr

Serves 6 (serving size: 4 oz. chicken and 1 cup vegetables)

We give the large bone-in breasts a head start in the oven so they will be perfectly cooked by the time the vegetables are done. This cut is also rather juicy; you’ll want to drain off the liquid from the pan before adding the vegetables so they can caramelize evenly. Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, and acorn squash are at their absolute best when roasted. The trick is to cut them into even pieces with a maximum surface area (halves or cubes) so they can benefit from all the direct heat. A sprinkle of hazelnuts is a fine finishing touch, but you can skip it if you like.


  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 4 (10-oz.) bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts
  • 4 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (about 1 lb.)
  • 3 large shallots, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 acorn squash, seeded and cut crosswise into slices
  • 8 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

Nutrition Information

  • calories 376
  • fat 14.9 g
  • satfat 5.2 g
  • monofat 6 g
  • polyfat 2.3 g
  • protein 36 g
  • carbohydrate 26 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 103 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 634 mg
  • calcium 97 mg
  • sugars 7 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 2 g

How to Make It

  1. Place a large rimmed baking sheet in oven; preheat oven to 425°F (leave pan in oven as it preheats).

  2. Combine sage, mustard, and syrup in a small bowl; brush evenly over chicken breasts. Carefully remove pan from oven. Add chicken to pan; bake at 425°F for 20 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Discard any juices from pan.

  3. Add butternut squash, shallots, acorn squash, and Brussels sprouts to pan with chicken. Top vegetables with butter, oil, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper; toss. Spread in an even layer around chicken. Sprinkle chicken with remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bake at 425°F for 20 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove bones from chicken before serving; discard.