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{Today I am partnering with Land O’Lakes to bring you this delicious chicken dinner, perfect for an early fall family dinner!}

So hey! I am really excited to share today’s post. This Sage Butter Lemon Roasted Chicken in Goat Milk With Brussels Sprout Pasta is beyond delicious, and so simple! It just screams cozy fall meal.

Sage Butter Lemon Roasted Chicken in Goat Milk With Brussels Sprout Pasta | @hbharvest

I know we still have a little over a week left of summer, but seeing as fall is my very favorite time of year, I’m kind of just ready for it to start! OK, and it’s also felt like fall here since late August…remember it totally snowed on the mountains way before Labor Day! UGH. Not ready for the snow, but I am loving seeing the colors of the leaves start to change…my favorite!

Another reason I’m really excited is that I’ve partnered with Land O’Lakes this fall to bring you all some new yummy (and buttery) recipes. Fall is the perfect time to launch this new campaign. Plenty of luscious buttery recipes ahead!

The final reason I’m excited for today’s post is that I’m so thrilled to try my best to do a little something to brighten someone’s day. Let me explain: This fall, Land O’Lakes has a new campaign tagline: “Add a Little Good™.” This can mean in both little and big ways. Little, like simply opening the door for your neighbor who has her arms full of groceries. Big, by donating your time to help people in need. The whole idea is that we each try to find ways that we can do good things in the world. This fall, I’ve decided to try to bring this idea to life in a few simple ways.

Sage Butter Lemon Roasted Chicken in Goat Milk With Brussels Sprout Pasta | @hbharvestSage Butter Lemon Roasted Chicken in Goat Milk With Brussels Sprout Pasta | @hbharvest

First up is to help my cousin Abby with her volunteer trip to India to help families in need. This December (the day after Christmas actually), she’ll be traveling to India to help women, give young children guidance, and complete a variety of other tasks to make their lives more meaningful and prepare them for the future. If you want to read all about her trip and ways you can help, check out this post.

Second, I’ve partnered with Cake In A Crate to bring you guys a holiday treat box filled with ingredients to make the perfect holiday dessert. I will be talking a bit more about this once we get closer to the holidays, but I’ve decided to give all of the proceeds from the sales to charity. I’m really excited about this project. My mom always taught me the importance of continuously looking for ways to give back in the world, and these are just little ways in which I can do so!

Third, I love that I can show how much I care simply by preparing healthy and delish meals for my family. It’s not every day that we all have time to get together for dinner, but when we do, I love that I can make something simple and easy for us all to enjoy. I know my parents greatly appreciate it. It’s a really fun way to get all nine of us together (okay, okay, and probably girlfriends and often random friends) in the same room (also not an easy task!) for a couple of hours and just catch up. We all live pretty busy and hectic lives, so an early fall dinner like this is just what’s needed!

Sage Butter Lemon Roasted Chicken in Goat Milk With Brussels Sprout Pasta | @hbharvestSage Butter Lemon Roasted Chicken in Goat Milk With Brussels Sprout Pasta | @hbharvest

Sage Butter Lemon Roasted Chicken in Goat Milk With Brussels Sprout Pasta | @hbharvest

What I love about this recipe is how easy it is. It’s really great for any night of the week. Cozy and hearty enough for a Sunday night dinner, but easy enough for a weeknight meal as well.

Let’s start with the chicken. Something about this time of year always has me thinking “roasted chicken.” I think maybe it’s the fact that I’m excited to be cranking up the heat in my oven again, or maybe it’s just that I love a good chicken-and-rice meal. It’s literally what I grew up on.

Whatever the reason, this chicken is SIMPLE and should probably become your new go-to this fall and even through the winter. Just add all the ingredients to a roasting pan and roast; simple as that. The goat milk really adds a special touch. It keeps the chicken incredibly moist and tender and adds great flavor…especially when paired with all the warm sage. YUM!

Alright, but the pasta… you can’t have a roasted chicken dinner without some carbs. I usually go with rice, but I decided to step outta my box a little and pair this chicken with pasta.

No complaining!

Sage Butter Lemon Roasted Chicken in Goat Milk With Brussels Sprout Pasta | @hbharvest

I have a deep love for Brussels sprouts, so I pan-charred a whole bunch of them and tossed them together with some angel hair pasta, a little white wine, a little more sage and some creamy goat cheese. For just a touch of decadence, I like to add a pat of butter to the hot pasta just before serving. Um, yes, please!

My whole family truly loved this meal. Even my picky brothers… of course, most of them picked out the Brussels sprouts, but all in all, I would say this meal was family dinner perfection! ?

Question, what does the tagline” “Add a Little Good™” mean to you? I would love to hear the ways YOU are doing good in the world! Please, tell me below in the comments…

Sage Butter Lemon Roasted Chicken in Goat Milk With Brussels Sprout Pasta | @hbharvest

Sage Butter Lemon Roasted Chicken in Goat Milk With Brussels Sprout Pasta.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 916 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Sage Lemon Roasted Chicken in Goat Milk

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast or thighs
  • kosher salt + pepper
  • 4 tablespoons Land O Lakes® European Style Butter cut into 6 slices
  • 6 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 cup full fat goat milk may also use whole milk
  • juice of 1 lemon + 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • 12 leaves fresh sage
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme


  • 1 pound spaghetti or angel hair pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts cut into quarters
  • 16 leaves fresh sage
  • 1 clove large of garlic peeled
  • 1/3 cup white wine or sub 1/3 cup pasta cooking water
  • kosher salt + pepper
  • 2-4 ounces goat cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup grated Manchego cheese plus more for serving
  • pinch of crushed red pepper
  • arils from one pomegranate optional


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch Pyrex® pan. Add the chicken and sprinkle with salt + pepper. Place the pats of butter over each piece of chicken. Sprinkle the smashed garlic around the chicken. Pour the goat milk and lemon juice over the chicken. Add the sage and thyme. Bake for 30-40, minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. The time will depend on the size of your chicken pieces.
  • Meanwhile, make the pasta. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the pasta until al dente. Drain and reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Once hot add the Brussels sprouts and cook, stirring occasionally, until sprouts are golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Reduce the heat on the Brussels sprouts to medium. Add the sage, garlic, crushed red pepper and a pinch of salt + pepper. Cook 3-5 minutes or until fragrant. Once the pasta has finished cooking and is drained, add the hot pasta to the pan with the Brussels sprouts. Add the wine, crumbled goat and Manchego cheeses, toss well until creamy, adding pasta cooking water to thin if needed. Taste and season with salt + pepper.
  • Serve immediately alongside the roasted chicken. Finish with pomegranate arils if desired.
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Sage Butter Lemon Roasted Chicken in Goat Milk With Brussels Sprout Pasta | @hbharvest

And then make this dinner tonight… I mean obviously.

{This post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Half Baked Harvest cooking!! :) }
Sage Butter Lemon Roasted Chicken in Goat Milk With Brussels Sprout Pasta | @hbharvest

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  1. I’m happy and proud of you for finding ways to give back, Tieghan! And I love this chicken and pasta dish. It looks great as always! Although it’s quite simple, it has a lot of great flavors going on, I must try this (not to mention fresh goat’s milk? 😉 ). Yes you and me both on fall and all the wonderful colors and flavors that go with it!

  2. Oh I love receiving your beautiful to look and eat recipes. One thing I would love to ask you to include a small photo in the print page?
    Thank you again for sharing your wonderful gift with us!

    1. I’ve tryed several of your recipes and they are all fantastic. You should really put all of them in a book. Beautiful food and awesome flavor!

  3. I could seriously write a love song about Manchego cheese because it is my all-time favorite! Love that you used that in this pasta and I can’t wait to give it a try at home. Pinned!

  4. I just love this pasta dish. Not says fall more than sage and Brussels sprouts in a buttery pasta dish!

  5. Oh yumm, perfect summer-fall recipe !!! I’ll have to try this one for sure !

    For the Add a little good campaign, the things I do each and every day, is saying ‘Hi, how are you?’/’Bye, have a good day’ to like everyone. The cashier, the receptionist when I call somewhere, the parking guy at my building, the lady doing the cleaning, etc.
    So simple, yet almost every time it brings smile up !

    1. YES! I love that Erika! It is nice to see how happy you can make someone with just a few simple words. Thanks so much! (:

  6. Just perfect for an early fall dinner Tieghan. Today is the first day it’s felt Ike fall here with cooler temps!! Getting this one on my list!

  7. I was planning on making roasted chicken thighs in milk this week with another recipe I’ve used before but I’ll definitely be giving this one a try now. The sage and lemon roped me in and the addition of the Brussels sprouts pasta on the side sound like a perfect pairing. Thanks, Tieghan!

  8. Wonderfully different recipe and sounds perfect for my next dinner party! Love the wonderful blue and white bowls…..would you share where I could find them? They complete this beautiful meal….
    Thank you Tieghan for all your wonderful ideas….

    1. Hi! Thank you so much!! Those bowls are from Anthropolgie, but I got them a few years ago and sadly I do not see them on their website anymore. So sorry! If it helps, they have plenty of other really great dishes and I also LOVE all Crate and Barrel dishes as well. Thanks!

  9. Delicious recipe! Definitely one for our table at home 🙂 I love the “Add a little good” concept, it’s how I was raised and I think that everyone should do something for someone else each day – no matter how small they may think it might be, it could make a big difference to someone else’s day!