- 2 beets each cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 butternut squash peeled & seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 1/2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup dried apricots
- 2 TBSP water
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
Heat oven to 450 degreed. In a large glass bowl, stir cut vegetables with 2 TBSP of the olive oil. Pour prepared vegetables into a glass baking dish in a single layer; roast for 10 minutes (vegetables will not yet be all the way tender). In a large pan on medium, heat the remaining olive oil (approx. ½ TBSP); cook chicken on both sides, approximately 4 – 5 minutes each, until lightly brown. Remove from pan. Add the chicken to the vegetables in the glass baking dish; add the dried apricots and 2 TBSP water. Season lightly with salt and pepper if desired Cover with foil and roast chicken, vegetables and apricot together, 15 minutes. For the last 5 minutes, remove foil. Serve together, including cooking juices if you like. This is the ultimate Fall comfort food!