• 4servings
  • 488calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Lipids, Cellulose
VitaminsA, B2, B9, C, D, P
MineralsCopper, Natrium, Silicon, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 bone-in chicken breast halves

  2. 2 chicken leg quarters

  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  4. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  5. 2 teaspoons canola oil

  6. 1 2/3 cups sliced Fuji apple

  7. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  8. 8 ounces Swiss chard leaves, thinly sliced

  9. 1 tablespoon butter

  10. 4 1/4 cups (1/4-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pounds)

  11. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  12. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

  13. 3 tablespoons maple syrup

  14. 2 bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick pieces

  15. 8 ounces wild mushrooms, halved

  16. 2 garlic cloves, minced

  17. 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  18. 1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

  19. 3 tablespoons walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. To prepare chicken, loosen skin from breast halves and leg quarters by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat. Combine 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; rub salt mixture evenly under loosened skin. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, skin side down, to pan; cook 5 minutes or until brown. Bake at 400° for 28 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 10 minutes. Discard skin. Place a zip-top plastic bag inside a 2-cup glass measure. Pour drippings into bag; let stand 10 minutes (fat will rise to the top). Seal bag; carefully snip off 1 bottom corner of bag. Drain drippings into a bowl, stopping before fat layer reaches opening. Reserve drippings and 2 tablespoons fat; discard remaining fat.

  3. To prepare salad, combine apple, juice, and chard in a large bowl; toss to coat. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add squash to pan; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Cook 10 minutes or until tender, turning to brown on all sides. Remove from heat; stir in maple syrup. Add squash mixture to apple mixture. Sprinkle salad with remaining 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; toss.

  4. To prepare vinaigrette, heat reserved 2 tablespoons chicken fat in pan over medium heat. Add bacon to pan; cook 4 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms and garlic to bacon mixture; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in cider vinegar, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 1 minute or until liquid evaporates. Stir in reserved chicken drippings and broth; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Arrange 2 cups apple mixture on each of 4 plates; drizzle each serving with 1/4 cup vinaigrette. Top each serving with 1 chicken breast half or 1 leg quarter, and sprinkle each serving with 2 1/4 teaspoons walnuts.


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