Maple Roast Chicken and Squash

Hearty dinner ready for four! Serve your family this baked chicken and squash spooned with pineapple mixture.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 2 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
whole chicken (3 to 5 lb)
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
medium acorn squash, quartered, seeds removed
1
can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in unsweetened juice, undrained
1/2
cup real maple syrup
2
tablespoons soy sauce
2
tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Remove and discard giblets from chicken. Rinse chicken inside and out with cold water; drain. Pat dry with paper towels. Rub chicken with seasoned salt, marjoram and pepper. In shallow roasting pan, place chicken. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh and does not touch bone. Bake 45 minutes.
  • 2 Arrange squash, cut side up, around chicken. Bake 30 minutes longer.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix pineapple with juice, maple syrup, soy sauce and mustard until well blended. Spoon about 1 cup pineapple mixture over chicken and squash. Bake 15 to 30 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 180°F and legs move easily when lifted or twisted, and squash is tender, basting chicken and squash with pan juices once.
  • 4 Remove chicken and squash from pan; cover to keep warm. Pour drippings from pan into medium saucepan. Add remaining pineapple mixture; mix well. Cook over medium heat 5 to 10 minutes or until mixture is reduced slightly, stirring occasionally. Serve pineapple mixture with chicken and squash.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    570
    (
    Calories from Fat
    190),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    21g
    21%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    130mg
    130%;
    Sodium
    940mg
    940%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    53g
    53%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    34g
    34%
    ),
    Protein
    42g
    42%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    14%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 5 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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