Baked chicken and onion squash

February 19, 2010

Okay, as promised last week, here is part 3 of Adventures With An Onion Squash… Last night, my little sister was staying with me again, so I thought I’d introduce her to the delights of this new discovery of mine.

I’d spotted a Nigel Slater recipe in a recent Observer Food Monthly for roast partridge with pumpkin, and thought my chicken legs and onion squash were close enough replacements.

I took two chicken legs, jointed them (so they would cook a little bit quicker), and browned them in a little olive oil. I also chucked in about five whole cloves of garlic, with the skin still on.

Once browned. I placed the chicken pieces on top of the deseeded and sliced squashes in a large ceramic baking dish. A few sage leaves were added, plus a good amount of seasoning, then I poured in enough water to almost cover the squash slices.

Into an oven heated to gas mark 5 it went, for about 35 minutes, and out came a beautifully coloured, garlic-scented, sweet pile of chickeny-squashy yumminess. With it, we had some boiled pink fir apple potatoes, and the last of the cabbage, simply braised. And it was absolutely delicious – even if I do say so myself.


3 Responses to “Baked chicken and onion squash”

  1. Ravenous Ro Says:

    The jacket potatoes for little sis tonight may seem a bid boring in comparison to this fine fare. One of the scarifies of marrying a veggie….

  2. Casey Says:

    I don’t believe I’ve ever heard of or seen an onion squash. What fun that you took a recipe calling for partridge and pumpkin and turned it on its ear! Looks like you came up with a keeper. Now, if I could just find an onion squash, I would try this! If nothing else, you’ve given me some great ideas. It all looks delicious.

    Anyway, I found you through TasteSpotting and am writing to say that if you have any photos that aren’t accepted there, I’d love to publish them. Visit my site (below), it’s a lot of fun! I hope you will consider it.


  3. jasnieres Says:

    Am just off to the market at Chateau du Loir. Will see if I can find courge – French for squash, though doubt if they will have onion squash.
    They are very easy to grow, so will try this year.
    do you know about the Three Sisters? You plant maize, climbing beans and squash all together. the beans climb up the maize and the squash spreads on the ground, keeping the soil protected.
    Native Americans grew them like that.

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