Baked chicken and butternut

Baked chicken and butternut

baked chicken and butternut

Try this baked chicken with butternut for a dinner that's rich with flavour.

  • 40 mins
  • 4-6
  • Intermediate


  • 2 red onions, cut into thick wedges
  • 500g butternut cubes
  • 1 small garlic bulb, broken into cloves (skin left on)
  • olive or avocado oil, for drizzling
  • 8 mixed chicken portions, thighs and drumsticks
  • 410g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes (on the vine if you prefer)
  • handful thyme
  • squeeze lemon juice, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Place the onions, butternut and garlic on a roasting tray. Drizzle with oil, season and bake for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat a splash of oil on high and fry the chicken for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden. Season.
  3. Add the chicken pieces, chickpeas, tomatoes and thyme to the tray. Squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken and bake for about 15 minutes or until cooked.

Magazine issue date: March, 2018

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