Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Wine Butter and Squash

Hi. Yes. Goodbye.

Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Wine Butter and Squash / Bev Cooks

Also, I don’t know how I managed to post CHICKEN in turkey week.

In turkey week? On turkey week? During turkey week?

YOU KNOW WHAT, this post is for those of you not doing turkey. And more interested in the words WINE AND BUTTER  back to back.

Right?

Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Wine Butter and Squash / Bev Cooks

So simple, you guys. And let me just say, there ARE more in-depth ways to make wine butter, but I have the patience of a hummingbird on crack, so – the quick route it is.

This is all you need – the butter, the wine, the salt, the herb. The end.

Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Wine Butter and Squash / Bev Cooks

Make sure your butter is even MORE softened than what mine looks like. I had to zap mine in the microwave, (which wasn’t a good idea because I overdid it), then let it come back to room temp (which made me totally crazy to wait for). But you’ll do it right! I have faith in ya.

A SPLASH of wine is all it takes. Like a Tbs. Just enough to infuse and glorify and party on with that buttah. Mash it all together until  it becomes a mass of bliss.

Let’s start a band called Mass of Bliss! (or not.)

Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Wine Butter and Squash / Bev Cooks

NOW, you’ll take that whole dang chicken, cut up, and loosen the skins with your fingers.  This is one of my favorite things ever in the world. And you think I’m kidding. I love it! It’s like therapy, but no sofa. And free.

Rub that entire mass of butter under all the skins, and maybe some on top. Just here and there. Because you’re a good person.

Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Wine Butter and Squash / Bev Cooks

Now you just arrange all the chicken pieces on a huge baking sheet, and nestle the acorn squash slices and red onion allllll around it.

Salt and pepper on top.

Lemon zest for life happiness.

A drizzle of oil because roasting.

And there you go, bunnies.

Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Wine Butter and Squash / Bev Cooks

GUUUUUH. Dying.

I will say, you’ll have to pour off a little bit of chicken juices, but it’s definitely not overwhelming or obnoxious. Just a pan tip and you’re set. Ba-da-bing-idy.

Look at that! The chicken gets a good roasted crisp on top, and the WINE BUTTER underneath keeps all the meat niiiice and M O I S T. (<–Ash, that’s for you.)

Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Wine Butter and Squash / Bev Cooks

I served this with steamed broccoli, and all was right in the world.

Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Wine Butter and Squash / Bev Cooks

SO, if you’re not doing turkey this week, here’s an option for you, kitty.

I mean, if anything else, you now have WINE BUTTER in your life.

The end.

Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Wine Butter and Squash / Bev Cooks

Bok bok.

Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Wine Butter and Squash
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Ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 Tbs. freshly chopped Rosemary
  • 1 Tbs. dry white wine
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 whole chicken, cut up
  • 1 acorn squash, seeded and sliced
  • 1 red onion, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. Lemon zest
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, wine, rosemary and a good pinch of salt. Press and mash with a fork until fully combined. Reserve in the fridge for later use, or use now.
  3. Loosen the skin all over each chicken piece with your fingers. Rub the wine butter underneath the skins, covering as much meat as possible.
  4. Arrange the cut up chicken on a large baking sheet. Arrange and nestle the squash and onion all around the chicken. Drizzle the oil over everything, and season with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Sprinkle the lemon zest over the chicken.
  5. Roast anywhere from 1 hour to an hour and twenty minutes, depending on your oven. You want the veggies tender and beautifully roasted, and the chicken cooked through, golden brown and crispy on top. Gently tip the sheet pan of any excess juices.
  6. Serve immediately!
  7. Serves 4.
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Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Wine Butter and Squash / Bev Cooks

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving week, you guys! And you know what, it’s not too soon to test out those Bloody Marys.

…just sayin’.

 

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9 Responses to Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Wine Butter and Squash

  1. Cindy Martin November 20, 2018 at 1:18 pm #
    Sounds delicious especially for those of us not doing turkey. Bev for the win. Again!
  2. Karen Bunch November 20, 2018 at 11:08 pm #
    We're having turkey and streak, don't ask. But this looks great for one of the busy days leading up to Christmas. Thanks for great recipes and always entertaining posts. Karen
  3. Cindy Martin November 24, 2018 at 10:15 am #
    Any tips for cutting up the squash? Asking for a friend... Ok, asking for me. 💁
    • Bev Weidner November 27, 2018 at 5:44 pm #
      Yes, girl! Cut the ends off, slice in half, and scoop out the seeds. Then slice slice slice!
  4. lisatberry November 24, 2018 at 11:50 am #
    I just saw your Kohls/Food network commercial...I'm like I know her...even though I really don't...Congrats.
  5. Christina November 26, 2018 at 9:24 pm #
    Made this last weekend, it was excellent!
  6. Rebecca November 29, 2018 at 9:19 am #
    If I’m a weirdo that hates chicken on a bone, can I do this with breasts (giggle)? Wrap them in...something...to hold the wine butter?

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