One-Pan Balsamic Rosemary Chicken and Butternut Squash

As I headed out to my local farmer’s market this past weekend I was super disappointed to hear that it was the last weekend that they would have booths set up until next summer! I was so disappointed that the season had already ended because my favorite vendor there is a local organic farmer. She brings in the most beautiful garlic that you have ever seen and her tomatoes are to die for! I look forward to her stand every summer because it gives me a chance to fill up on delicious organic produce. I picked up a delicious butternut squash over the weekend from her to make this quick and easy One-Pan Balsamic Rosemary Chicken and Squash.

I should also mention that this organic farmer told me she appears at another fall/winter farmer’s market in my town so I wouldn’t have to miss out on other season vegetables until she’s back in the summer! This made me really happy because I’ve been trying to make more of an effort lately to get more organic food into my diet. There are so many health benefits of eating organic foods:

  • Organic produce contains less pesticides – Pesticides tend to remain on the product that we eat even after it has been washed!
  • Organic milk and meat are richer in certain nutrients such as Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Organic food is often fresher – Because organic foods don’t contain preservatives to make them last longer, they are usually fresher because they come from local farms.

One-Pan Balsamic Rosemary Chicken and Butternut Squash in pan

I’m so happy that Litehouse offers an entire line of organic dressings that are perfect for my delicious salads and other meals. I really like to use the vinaigrette dressings as a meat marinade as I did in this recipe. This meal is perfect for 2 or if you’d like to double it up, you can feed your entire family! I love that it comes together in minutes and only uses 1 pan. I used Fresh Gourmet Organic Caesar Croutons as the topping for the roasted butternut squash. This crumbly topping gives an extra burst of flavor and crunch to the meal.

What are some of the ways that you try to incorporate more organics into your diet?

One-Pan Balsamic Rosemary Chicken and Butternut Squash

Serves 2 | Finish in 1 hour 10 minutes
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This Balsamic Rosemary Chicken dinner is the perfect meal for two or you can double it up to serve your entire family!

Ingredients

1 4-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup Litehouse Organic Rosemary Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing
2 cups organic butternut squash, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Litehouse Instantly Fresh Thyme
½ cup Fresh Gourmet Organic Caesar Croutons, crushed
½ pound fresh organic asparagus
Salt and pepper

Directions

Place the chicken breasts into a large zip-closure bag along with the dressing. Seal tightly and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.

Place the butternut squash into a bowl along with 1 tablespoon olive oil and thyme and toss to coat.

Place the chicken breasts into one side of a 13x9 baking dish. On the other side of the baking dish add in the butternut squash and asparagus. Drizzle the asparagus with remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through.

Divide the chicken, asparagus and butternut squash between two plates. Sprinkle the butternut squash with crushed Fresh Gourmet Organic Caesar Croutons and serve immediately.


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