Maple Roast Chicken and Squash

Maple Roast Chicken and Squash

A hearty dinner ready for four. Serve your family this baked chicken and squash spooned with maple syrup mixture.

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whole chicken (3 to 5 lb)
teaspoon seasoned salt
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
teaspoon pepper
medium acorn squash, quartered, seeds removed
can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in unsweetened juice, undrained
cup real maple syrup
tablespoons soy sauce
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.
Makes 4 servings
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Cooks' Notes
Don't have real maple syrup on hand? Maple-flavored syrup can be used instead.
To make this squash easier to cut, use a knife to pierce 2 to 4 holes in the skin so steam can escape. Microwave the squash on High for 2 to 3 minutes or just until it's soft enough to cut.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 570
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 21g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,),
  • Cholesterol 130mg;
  • Sodium 940mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 53g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 34g),
  • Protein 42g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.