Chicken and Squash Tray Bake

Chicken and Squash Tray Bake

The first two times I made this, the recipe was called ‘Sage Chicken and Squash Tray Bake,’ but I kept forgetting the beans in the back of my pantry…so third time was almost the charm until the dishes were being cleaned and I looked up at the fresh sage in our kitchen and remembered that it had been forgotten.

The cold sets in outside and the oven goes on for what is a super easy dinner…tray bakes. I’ve never had one on here and to be honest, I was never previously much of a tray bake person (in the same way I don’t like slow cookers (don’t hate me)), but this just works and takes some stress out of midweek cooking.

Tray bakes are great because you can easily serve them as is for a smaller crowd or add some rice or bread (particularly garlic bread) to round out the meal to feed a bigger group of people. Adding goats cheese isn’t necessary in this, but it adds a slight hint of saltiness that goes particularly well with chicken.

Chicken Tray Bake

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I’ve had a few mishaps in the kitchen lately, in both cooking and baking and I’ve learned over the years that sometimes there are times where things will just continue to go wrong, but you have to keep at it…sometimes you’ll end up with creations you weren’t even hoping for and other times (if you’re like me and hate wasting food), you’ll begrudgingly eat the creation and hope to never see it again.

Needless to say today’s tray bake is lack that, and feel free to take some fresh sage if you have it and roughly chop it up and add it in. Sage is a well known herb to accompany chicken and it would only add to this dish.

This is one of those dishes that could easily be doubled, unfortunately our trays and oven wouldn’t fit anything bigger, but if you are having dinner guests over then this will definitely satisfy them.

Chicken and Squash Tray Bake Notes

Thoroughly drying off the chicken will help the skin to really crisp up.

If you don’t have any dukkah on hand, you could easily sub in 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin to make a partial dukkah coating for the chicken.

If you cannot find broccolini you could easily sub in 1 medium roughly chopped broccoli or 250 grams/1 pound of green beans.

Leek would also work particularly well with these flavors instead of onion.

Other easy dinners you’ll enjoy

Meatball Sandwich

Roasted Carrot and Pumpkin Soup

Creamy Bacon and Kale Pasta

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Chicken and Squash Tray Bake
Recipe by Roamingtaste
Serves 2

Ingredients:
4 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
200 grams/7 ounces squash, sliced into 1/2 inch thickness and center removed
1 small onion, roughly sliced
250 grams/1/2 pound broccolini, ends removed
400 grams/14 ounces canned butter beans, drained
1 tablespoon ground dukkah
To serve
2 tablespoons goats cheese

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 220C/430F.

Place your chicken breasts on paper towels and dry them off thoroughly. Lay each with the cut side folded underneath neatly onto your baking tray along with the slices of squash spread out.

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Pour a small amount of olive oil over and sprinkle some salt.

Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, remove and flip to cook a further 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, place the beans and dukkah in a small bowl and stir together along with a pinch of salt. Set aside.

Remove from the oven, flip the chicken thighs and squash once again and add the onion, broccolini and beans, stirring them through to coat slightly in the oil remaining on the tray and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes.

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Remove from the oven, sprinkle over the goats cheese and salt.

Serve immediately.

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Chicken and Squash Tray Bake

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  • Author: Sylvie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 1x
  • Category: Main

Description

Winter warming squash and broccolini is served alongside chicken and slightly spiced cannelini beans – making this an easy put in the oven, take out, stir and return to the oven to bake kind of dinner. Served with a side salad, bread or rice, this could easily serve 4 people.


Ingredients

Scale

4 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
200 grams/7 ounces squash, sliced into 1/2 inch thickness and center removed
1 small onion, roughly sliced
250 grams/1/2 pound broccolini, ends removed
400 grams/14 ounces canned butter beans, drained
1 tablespoon ground dukkah
To serve
2 tablespoons goats cheese


Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 220C/430F.
  • Place your chicken breasts on paper towels and dry them off thoroughly. Lay each with the cut side folded underneath neatly onto your baking tray along with the slices of squash spread out.
  • Pour a small amount of olive oil over and sprinkle some salt.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, remove and flip to cook a further 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the beans and dukkah in a small bowl and stir together along with a pinch of salt. Set aside.
  • Remove from the oven, flip the chicken thighs and squash once again and add the onion, broccolini and beans, stirring them through to coat slightly in the oil remaining on the tray and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, sprinkle over the goats cheese and salt.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Recipe by Roamingtaste

 

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