Hot Right Now: Sriracha Glazed Chicken

The spicy Sriracha packs a ton of flavor into this Asian chicken dish. And while the chicken is best with a long stint in the marinade—up to 24 hours—if you’re short on time, 10 to 15 minutes in the marinade will do.
Sriracha Glazed Chicken
for the Sriracha-glazed chicken
2 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4, 6-ounce thinly sliced chicken breasts

for the butternut squash
1, 4-pound large butternut squash (peeled, seeded, diced) or 2, 2-pound medium butternut squash (peeled, seeded, diced)
2 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon sweet paprika or smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
For the Sriracha-glazed chicken: Into a large resealable plastic bag, add marinade ingredients: Sriracha, canola oil, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar and black pepper. Add chicken breasts into the bag, making sure the chicken is well-coated with marinade. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes (and start the butternut squash while it sits) or place chicken in the refrigerator to marinate for up to 24 hours. To cook, into a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, add chicken breasts and all the marinade liquid. Use tongs to frequently turn the chicken breasts to be coated in marinade, and sauté until chicken is fully cooked, around 8 to 10 minutes, depending on thickness. Remove from heat and serve.
For the butternut squash: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut the butternut squash in half vertically. Use a vegetable peeler or a knife to remove the peel. Remove the seeds with a spoon and discard. Cut squash into a 1-inch dice. Add butternut squash cubes onto a large foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, paprika, salt and pepper. Use a spatula or clean hands to toss ingredients together. Make sure the squash is on a single layer on the baking sheet. Cook in preheated oven until soft, about 30 to 35 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through the cooking process. Serve with the chicken. Serves 4
Nutritional Analysis—Calories: 468; fat: 18.8g; cholesterol: 109mg; sodium: 506mg; fiber: 6g; sugars: 11g; protein: 39g 

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