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Chipotle-Rubbed Chicken Sheet-Pan Dinner
By: @basically @heidisbridge @laurarege
_______ -12 oz. tomatillos (about 6 medium)
-8 garlic cloves
-6 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
-8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 lb.)
-2 Tbsp. adobo sauce, from 1 can chipotles in adobo
-1 tsp. honey
-1 tsp. ground cumin, divided
-1 medium acorn squash
-½ bunch cilantro
-Lime wedges (for serving)
Place a rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 425°. Assemble all the ingredients for the salsa: Remove husks from 12 oz. tomatillos and rinse. Cut any larger ones in half and arrange on a baking sheet.
Smash 8 garlic cloves and remove skins. Add to baking sheet with tomatillos.
Trim ends of 4 scallions, then cut scallions crosswise into 1" pieces. Add to baking sheet.
Cut 1 jalapeño in half lengthwise, pull out stem and ribs, and place on baking sheet.
Drizzle 2 Tbsp. oil over vegetables; season with salt. Toss with hands to coat, then push vegetables to one side of baking sheet so they’re taking up about one-third of sheet; set aside.
Pat 8 chicken thighs dry with paper towels. Season all over with salt.
Whisk 2 Tbsp. adobo sauce (from 1 can chipotles in adobo), 1 tsp. honey, ½ tsp. cumin, and 2 Tbsp. oil in a large bowl until smooth.
Add chicken to bowl and toss with tongs until coated.
Using tongs, arrange chicken, skin sides up, in center of baking sheet, placing close together so there’s still space left for the squash.
Cut 1 acorn squash in half and scoop out seeds with spoon. Cut each half in thirds again to make 6 equal wedges.
Arrange squash on baking sheet, then drizzle squash with 2 Tbsp. oil. Season with salt and sprinkle with remaining ½ tsp. Cumin.
Roast until chicken thighs are browned on top and meat is cooked through, tomatillos are lightly charred on top, and squash is fork-tender 30–40 minutes.
Let cool slightly. Pick about ½ cup cilantro leaves from bunch, reserving stems, and set aside for serving.
Transfer chicken and squash to a platter. Blend remaining ingredients along with pan juices to pour over platter.