Ready in less than an hour, this one pot Maple Mustard Chicken Skillet with Cranberries and Delicata Squash is the dinner recipe your family will love. |
Maple Mustard Chicken Skillet with Cranberries and Delicata Squash
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

serve up this maple mustard chicken skillet for dinner

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken skillet
Servings: 6
Calories: 467 kcal
  • 6 bone in chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 delicata squash seeded and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Place the chicken in the skillet skin side down and cook until golden brown, approximately 4-5 minutes. Turn the chicken over and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  4. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the pan and return to the the heat. Add the onions to the pan and cook until softened, approximately 3-4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the squash and cranberries to the pan. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the squash begins to soften. Stir in the sage and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together the chicken stock, apple cider, maple syrup, mustard and cornstarch until combined and the cornstarch is dissolved.
  7. Stir the chicken stock mixture into the skillet and bring to a boil. Turn the heat off and return the chicken to the skillet.
  8. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. 
  9. Serve the chicken immediately  with the sauce and vegetables over rice, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Best if served the same day.

Nutrition Facts
Maple Mustard Chicken Skillet with Cranberries and Delicata Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 467 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 146mg49%
Sodium 194mg8%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.