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Apple and Butternut Squash Roasted Chicken
5 from 2 votes

Apple & Butternut Squash Roasted Chicken

Full of fall flavours, this roast chicken is a simple Sunday dinner!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple, Butternut Squash, Chicken, Fall, Sheetpan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Fraîche Nutrition


  • 1 whole organic chicken (approximately 1.4 kg or 3 lb)
  • 4 cups butternut squash, diced into 1" pieces (1 medium squash, seeded and peeled)
  • 1 large yellow onion (peeled and cut into 8 quartered pieces)
  • 2 BC Tree Fruit Gala apples (quartered and cored)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Place the squash, onion and apple slices evenly on a large baking sheet.  Place the chicken on top of the squash mixture in the centre of the pan.  Pour 1 Tbsp. of the oil on the chicken and the remaining 2 Tbsp. on the vegetables. Place a 1/4 of the onion inside the cavity of the chicken along with 3 thyme sprigs and truss the chicken with twine.
  3. Scatter the remaining thyme over the vegetables and season everything with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast for approximately an hour or until done, setting the oven to broil for the last 5-10 minutes to brown the chicken.