Sheet Pan Autumn Chicken with Squash and Apples

Makes 4 servings | Gluten free and dairy free

Step 1

1 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp black pepper
1 rosemary sprig, stemmed and finely chopped

Step 2

1 large onion, chopped into large pieces
1 small delicata squash (about 1 pound) halved lengthwise, seeded and cut in 1/4" half moons
1 medium crisp, tart apple, thickly sliced
2 Tbsp avocado oil
1 Tbsp maple syrup

Step 3

8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)

Directions:

  1. Position rack in upper third of oven and preheat to 425°F. 
  2. Mix cumin, salt, pepper, and rosemary in a small bowl, set aside.
  3. Toss the onion, squash, and apple with oil, maple syrup and half of spice mixture on an 8x13 rimmed baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Rub chicken thighs with remaining spice mixture and arrange skin side up, on top of fruit and vegetables. Roast until skin is browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of chicken registers 165°F, about 35 minutes; if chicken skin or vegetables start to burn, move pan to a lower rack to finish cooking.
  5. Divide chicken, fruit, and vegetables among 4 plates and serve. 

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