Chicken and Squash Recipes

Molasses-Pepper Glazed Chicken & Squash

Sweet brown molasses provides the perfect counterpart to piquant pepper in the glaze for this main dish recipe.

20 min. prep time
6 servings
151 Rating



6 (about 7 ounces each) chicken leg quarters, skinned*
2 pounds (4 cups) butternut squash, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt


1/3 cup molasses
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
1 teaspoon ground ginger


Heat oven to 375°F.

Toss together squash, butter and salt in 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Place chicken in pan, meat-side down. Bake 35 minutes or until chicken begins to brown. Turn chicken. Stir squash mixture.

Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl.

Drizzle chicken and squash with glaze. Continue baking 20-25 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken reaches at least 165°F and juices run clear when pierced with fork and squash is tender.

Remove chicken and squash to serving platter.

*Substitute 6 split chicken breasts.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 580

Fat: 29g

Cholesterol: 175mg

Sodium: 900mg

Carbohydrates: 32g

Dietary Fiber: 5g

Protein: 47g

Recipe #10211©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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This recipe was simple to prepare and very tasty.

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