Roasted Chicken Hindquarters with Garlic, Squash and Tomatoes

Roasted Chicken Hindquarters with Garlic, Squash and Tomatoes | 31Daily.com

There’s something special about Roasted Chicken Hindquarters with Garlic, Squash, and Tomatoes in the fall or winter. Perhaps it’s the brilliantly colored roasted squash and veggies, or the cozy aroma of baking chicken.




I haven’t put my finger on the why yet. I just know it is. Special and delicious that is.

Yet while it looks extra special, it’s really a budget-friendly (markets often price chicken hindquarters well), healthy, one pan, easy cleanup meal.

A simple toss with olive oil and spices, 40 minutes in the oven, and you have a beautiful, delicious company worthy meal. Or family worthy, as I like to think.

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Roasted Chicken Hindquarters with Garlic, Squash and Tomatoes

Roasted Chicken Hindquarters with Garlic, Squash and Tomatoes | 31Daily.com

There’s something special about Roasted Chicken Hindquarters with Garlic, Squash, and Tomatoes in the fall or winter. Perhaps it’s the brilliantly colored roasted squash and veggies, or the cozy aroma of baking chicken.

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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken hindquarters with leg and thigh
  • head of garlic halved
  • 1 red onion, thickly sliced
  • medium zucchini, sliced in rounds
  • 1/2 butternut squash, sliced (acorn or pumpkin works well too)
  • 12-15 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, and 1/4 teaspoon thyme. Add the onion, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, and garlic to the bowl; toss to coat. Transfer to a roasting pan or sheet pan coated with cooking spray. 

In a small bowl mix the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 pepper, 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon thyme and paprika. Sprinkle the chicken with the paprika spices; arrange over the vegetables. Roast until a thermometer inserted in the chicken reads 170°-175° and vegetables are tender, 35-40 minutes.


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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.