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Herb Chicken and Yellow Squash

Not only is this meal very appetizing for the belly , but when it is finally done cooking you can step back and pat yourself on the back for the colorful work of art and a taste that you can smell . Let’s not forget about the endless health benefits that squash nourishes the body with . Summer squash is a rich source of Vitamin A and C, magnesium, fiber, folate, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium and Vitamin B6. In addition, it is high in manganese, a mineral which helps the body process fats, carbohydrates, and glucose.




⦁    4 bone-in, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 1/2 lb)
⦁    2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary, divided, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
⦁    1 teaspoon salt, divided
⦁    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
⦁    1 lb peeled, seeded and cubed butternut squash
⦁    2 teaspoons canola or olive oil, divided
⦁    3/4 lb cipollini or sweet onions, halved if large
⦁    3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, divided
⦁    Vegetable oil cooking spray
⦁    2 tablespoons apricot preserves
⦁    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
⦁    2 teaspoons chopped ginger
⦁    1 clove garlic, chopped
⦁    Position rack in lower third of oven; heat oven to 400°. Season chicken with 1 tbsp chopped rosemary, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. In a bowl, toss squash with 1 tsp oil. In a second bowl, toss onions with 2 tsp vinegar and remaining 1 tsp oil. Coat a rimmed sheet pan with cooking spray. Place chicken on pan bone side up; spread squash and onion in a single layer around chicken; sprinkle vegetables with remaining 1 tbsp chopped rosemary, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper; roast 15 minutes. In second bowl, combine preserves, mustard, ginger, garlic and remaining 1 tsp vinegar. Flip chicken and brush with apricot-mustard sauce; turn veggies; roast until chicken’s internal temperature reaches 165°, 10 to 15 minutes more. Divide chicken and veggies among 4 plates; garnish each with a sprig of rosemary.
What it cost you –
362 calories per serving, 8 g fat (2 g saturated), 28 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 45 g protein

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