This hearty salad comes together with little effort, since the squash and chicken can roast together on the same sheet pan. Prep the dressing and the salad greens while the chicken is roasting.

Andrea Kirkland M.S., RD
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2019


Recipe Summary

25 mins
45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Cut crosswise into 1-inch slices.

  • Combine 1 tablespoon oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons mustard, garlic, rosemary, lemon zest, 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add chicken and the squash and stir to coat. Arrange in a single layer on the prepared pan.

  • Bake, without stirring or flipping, until the squash starts to brown and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, 20 to 22 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and slice.

  • Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 tablespoon mustard, 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, maple syrup, thyme, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add greens and toss to coat.

  • Divide the greens among 4 serving plates. Top with the chicken and squash, Parmesan, and pumpkin seeds.


Tip: You can find delicata and acorn squash in the produce section of many grocery stores. Delicata squash has an edible rind, but acorn squash does not, so you can remove the rind of acorn squash before serving or simply eat around it.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; protein 31g; carbohydrates 38.7g; dietary fiber 7.2g; sugars 10.3g; fat 16.5g; saturated fat 2.7g; cholesterol 84.2mg; vitamin a iu 4118.4IU; vitamin c 53.8mg; folate 189.4mcg; calcium 190.6mg; iron 4.2mg; magnesium 166.1mg; potassium 1767mg; sodium 565.8mg.

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The marinade for the chicken and veggies is delicious. The whole grain mustard makes it so don't try to sub that. The recipe should be rewritten since most of the marinade ingredients are the same as the dressing so it is easier to have two bowls and make the two simultaneously. I cut my chicken breasts in half vertically separating the thicker part from the thin. The thin parts came out sooner naturally. The delicata is such a nice winter addition. I love the seasonal add. It pairs perfectly with the maple syrup and mustard within the recipe. Read More