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Molasses-Pepper Glazed Chicken & Squash

Molasses-Pepper Glazed Chicken & Squash

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

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time



2 pounds (4 cups) butternut squash, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 (about 7 ounces each) chicken leg quarters,  skinned


1/3 cup molasses

3 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper

1 teaspoon ground ginger


 *Substitute 6 split chicken breasts.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

  5. STEP 5

    Remove chicken and squash to serving platter.

Nutrition (1 serving)

580 Calories
29 Fat (g)
175 Cholesterol (mg)
900 Sodium (mg)
32 Carbohydrates (g)
5 Dietary Fiber
47 Protein (g)
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