Roast Chicken with Acorn Squash and Radicchio Salad
Photography: Andrew Purcell
- Prep Time 15 minutes
- Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
- Serves 4
- 1 large acorn squash, halved, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 whole chicken (3 1/2 to 4 pound)
- Salt and pepper
- 1 head radicchio, cored and torn into bite-size pieces
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees with rack in upper third. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss squash with 1 tablespoon oil. Rub 1 tablespoon olive oil on chicken. Tie legs together and tuck wing tips beneath body and add to sheet. Season squash and chicken with salt and pepper. Roast until chicken is cooked through, 40 to 50 minutes. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, whisk together red wine vinegar, mustard, and remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange radicchio and squash on a platter, drizzle with dressing, and sprinkle with parsley. Serve salad with chicken.
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