Roasted Chicken & Kabocha Squash Spinach Salad

Kyra Williams

by | Updated: October 4th, 2019 | Read time: 1 minute

Don’t make the mistake of thinking all salads are equal because this one rules the roost. Seasoned chicken and kobocha squash are oven-roasted and served over a bed of baby spinach for a simple but flavorful dish. Add a garnish of crunchy walnuts and your favorite salad dressing (we recommend a tart vinaigrette) and enjoy every forkful.

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Roasted Chicken & Kabocha Squash Spinach Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 638 kcal
Author Kyra Williams


  • 1 large bone-in chicken breast with skin
  • 1 medium kabocha squash seeds removed and cut into 2” chunks
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-1/2 tsp. sage
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 8 oz. baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Thoroughly rub chicken with cumin, salt and pepper. Toss squash with oil, sage, thyme, salt and pepper.
  3. On baking sheet, arrange chicken in center and surround with squash, ensuring that no pieces are touching. Roast 40 minutes.
  4. Remove bones and slice chicken.
  5. To serve, arrange chicken over baby spinach; garnish with walnuts and preferred dressing.

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Nutrition Facts
Roasted Chicken & Kabocha Squash Spinach Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 638 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 182mg8%
Potassium 2607mg74%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 12g48%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 16996IU340%
Vitamin C 91mg110%
Calcium 301mg30%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Kyra Williams

Kyra Williams hasn’t always been fit. She used to be quite the opposite, in fact. During her college years, she lived on pizza and beer and packed on an unhealthy amount of pounds, due to total inactivity. One day, something clicked, and Kyra knew it was time to lose the weight. Since that time, she’s fallen so in love with fitness that she’s made it her life’s work to help others to make the changes they need to become fit, active and healthy. Kyra is a self-employed, NASM-certified online personal trainer and nutrition expert, Crossfit Level One Trainer, USA Weightlifting and USA Powerlifting Coach, and she’s helped women all over the world through her online training services and training programs. For more info or to connect with Kyra, visit