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I have a serious case of spring fever. We have been teased with nice weather here, only to have snow dumped on us days later. But today was one of those spring-like days, and I took advantage of it by going on a walk with the baby and the dog. It was so great to get out and breath the fresh air, but it only left me wanting more.

Spring and fall are my favorite seasons. I look forward to them every year, and I can’t believe that spring is already right around the corner. But I do have to admit, I love the comfort foods of winter. And although these days, most produce can be found in your local grocery store year round, it almost seems silly to be eating a winter squash in the middle of spring. So I decided, with this week’s Cookbook of the Month recipe – to give one last hurrah to winter by making this dish. And even though it screams winter to me, it also is a great dish for this time of year since it is so healthy. And I know everyone starts to eat healthier this time of year since the layers of clothes are starting to come off.

I realized as I was typing up this recipe that I totally spaced the garlic. And it’s funny, too, because as I was eating, I was thinking that it could use some garlic! But either way, it was delicious. In fact, my husband gave it a 4.5 out of 5, and didn’t even douse his chicken in bbq sauce! I gave it a 4, so we’ll average it at 4.25, but either way, this is worthy of making again!

Recipe Rating: 4.25 out of 5

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
from Everyday Food: Great Food Fast

Serves 4

1 acorn squash, halved lengthwise, seeded, and sliced
1/2-inch thick
1 pound cremini mushrooms, trimmed and halved
1 large red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

8 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tablespoon olive oil

Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper

4 bone-in chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crumbled

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine the squash, mushrooms, onion, garlic, and oil in a roasting pan; season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Roast until the squash is beginning to soften and all the vegetables are heated through, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, lift up the skin from the chicken breasts; rub the flesh with rosemary and some salt and pepper. Replace the skin; season the chicken all over with more salt.

Remove the roasting pan from the oven, and place the chicken, skin side up, on top of the vegetables. Return to the oven; continue roasting until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, about 35 minutes.


**Win a copy of Everyday Food: Great Food Fast!!**

This month, I have decided to do a cookbook giveaway and will be giving away a copy of this month’s book. You’ll have 4 chances to enter. All you have to do is comment on the Cookbook of the Month’s posts – and even though I am just starting now, you can still go back and comment on last week’s post. Every Friday, a new Cookbook of the Month post is posted, so make sure to comment on each post for more chances to win! The contest ends at 11:59pm MDT on Monday, March 30th and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 31st.

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50 Responses to Cookbook of the Month Recipe – Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

  1. Chocolate Shavings says:

    That looks like the perfect comfort food dish Deborah!

  2. Kim H. says:

    Wow – that looks yummy!

  3. Barbara Bakes says:

    I love rosemary with chicken.

  4. Donna-FFW says:

    This looks so delicious and so very comforting. I love it. And I am happy you are cooking from this book. I have it and I can follow along.. Nice photo!

  5. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    A delicious dish! Mmmhhh, rosemary…



  6. Tiff says:

    Simple and delicious, my favorite type of meal!

  7. fourkidsmom says:

    I am always looking for new recipes for chicken without frying it. Thanks.

  8. Maria says:

    Love that book! I am sick of teaser days too, I just want REAL spring! Great dish!!

  9. Mama Goose says:

    I love acorn squash! This looks pretty tasty!

  10. Fearless Kitchen says:

    This looks great – really healthy, without sacrificing flavor. We’ve been getting the same weather here in Boston – it’s been playing havok with my sinuses. But at least we’re getting some nice and warm days!

  11. ♥Rosie♥ says:

    This looks a perfect chicken dish Debs.

    Rosie x

  12. Gretchen Noelle says:

    I would *love* to win this cookbook! 🙂 I am sure this chicken was delish!

  13. Elisha says:

    This looks great and I have a rosemary plant in my backyard so the fresh rosemary would be wonderful with it!

  14. Nama says:

    This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing wonderful recipes!

  15. farida says:

    Great chicken recipe and a nice way to use the vegetables too. Yum!

  16. Sophie says:

    I can enjoy dishes like these year-around, though we’ve also been teased by the weather here! I do long for spring :).

  17. Elyse says:

    This dish looks absolutely delicious! Yay for a last ode to winter. Time for spring, for sure!

  18. Jean Bugs says:

    This looks so delicious! And can you believe I still have a huge rosemary plant growing that is from last summer?

  19. Brilynn says:

    I love the smell of chicken roasting in the oven…

  20. Grace says:

    i love everyday food (and food every day, but that’s beside the point…). great recipe. 🙂

  21. Michelle says:

    hooray for not peeling the squash! get more fiber with it on anyway, and sooo much easier

  22. Lydia says:

    Yay for fast, easy & healthy!! We get a lot of guests coming through town & I'm always looking for new, good, easy recipes!

  23. KJ says:

    You can’t beat a classic dish like this.

  24. carmen says:

    This looks like a lovely and simple recipe!

  25. 100 dishes says:

    The chicken is a bit too white for me though.. maybe a litle more paprika? 😛

  26. Kitchen Gadgets says:

    Yeah, though it looks bit too white think is delicious.

  27. jfb says:

    I just gave this cookbook to my sister for her birthday and would love a copy of my own!

  28. U+Me=Us says:

    Oh! I would love this book, it looks like we’d find lots of family pleasing recipes in it.

  29. cmjhawaii says:

    Yum, roasted chicken with veggies. We had store-bought roasted chicken last night, but no roasted veggies. This recipe sounds very good.

  30. Scott and Melissa says:

    This looks like the perfect cookbook! I love everyday food so this would be great!! The roasted chicken looks yummy!

  31. Crystal says:

    Great & fast. Sounds like the perfect combination for food!

  32. Ruth E says:

    I love simple roasted chicken and the flavours in this sound delicious

  33. Margaret says:

    What a way to complement chicken and leave its original flavor! Looks delicious!


  34. Lasting Memories by Marjean says:


    Thanks for the recipe!

  35. MindyW says:

    I wish I could get some winter squash in Texas! Boy do I miss Utah…Your dinner looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Flssgrl says:

    Love the addition of the squash!

  37. Camille English says:

    I really want to win this book the dishes look so good and not to difficult!

  38. Lynda says:

    This is a very comforting and easy dish! I love rosemary and garlic together. And I love acorn squash!

  39. Andrew & Carlene Wood says:

    Yummy! I just found your blog from studio 5. I have now tried several of your recipes and I am hooked!!

  40. Andrew & Carlene Wood says:

    Yummy! I just found your blog from studio 5. I have now tried several of your recipes and I am hooked!!

  41. Carrie says:

    This looks groovy. As someone who adores baking but doesn’t have much experience cooking, I’m looking to build my repetoire of savory foods. Right now, I only know how to make Chicken Tikka Masala for dinner…or waffles, cookies, and brownies, ha ha.

  42. Organic says:

    yummy! i have just finished eating yet the look of it made me hungry again. haha

  43. Kassy says:

    Wow, looks tasty!

  44. Marta says:

    Looks lovely, thanks for the givaway!

  45. Janell says:

    Can I make a confession? I never buy chicken with the bone still in…unless it’s a whole chicken of course. Kevin gets creeped out having to pull his meat off the bone–no KFC for us!!

  46. Jingle says:

    This looks really good, but I’m wondering if you could remove the chicken skin and season the meat before baking? I have to (unfortunately) avoid the skin, so I am just curious.

  47. The Isom Eight says:

    This looks so yummy! We love our vegetables and chicken is our protein of choice!

  48. Deborah says:


    I’m sure you could do this without the skin and it would be just as delicious!

  49. Jan says:


  50. Erin from Long Island says:

    ooooh, yummmy! I look forward to trying this soon

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