Maple-glazed chicken with butternut squash

(21 ratings)
Maple-glazed chicken with butternut squash
Maple-glazed chicken with butternut squash
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe Save money by buying chicken legs, which taste great with a sweet maple crust and seasonal vegetables.


  • 4 chicken legs
  • 1 butternut squash, about 850g (1lb) - peeled and deseeded weight
  • 2 red or white onions, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 6 large cloves garlic, peeled, left whole
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 2tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 rounded tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 large courgettes, sliced thickly
  • A few fresh thyme sprigs

Top tip: If you don't have maple syrup, honey works just as well.


  1. To start this chicken leg recipe set the oven to 200C (gas mark 6). Cut the squash into chunks, and mix in a roasting tin with the onion wedges and all but 2 of the cloves of garlic. Sprinkle in 1tbsp of the oil, mix well and season. Roast for 15 mins.
  2. Peel and crush the other two cloves of garlic and mix with the maple syrup, mustard and the rest of the oil.
  3. Add the courgettes and thyme to the squash in the roasting tin and place the chicken legs on top. Brush these with the maple syrup glaze. Roast for 50 mins - 1 hr until chicken is well-cooked and the vegetables are tender. (Not suitable for freezing).

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 318(kcal)
  • Fat 10.0g
  • Saturates 2.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Just finished eating this dish and I am so glad I tried it. Unfortunately, the skin did burn despite only cooking for 50 minutes, so next time I may have to lower the heat. The veg was amazing and the chicken, delicious. Loved it!

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