Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa

Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa

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October 25, 2017

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Ingredients

1-1/2 lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded & chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

3-1/2 cups chicken broth

1-1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1 tbsp olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped

1/2 tsp kosher salt

4 cloves garlic, minced

1-1/2 tsp dried oregano

1 can (14 oz) petite diced tomatoes

2/3 cup uncooked quinoa

3/4 cup pitted and quartered kalamata olives

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions

1Steam the butternut squash until barely tender, about 10 minutes. Remove half of the squash pieces and set aside.

2Steam the remaining squash until very tender, an additional 4 to 6 minutes. Mash this squash with the back of a fork. Set aside.

3In a large saucepan set over medium-high heat, bring the chicken broth to a simmer.

4Add chicken thighs, cover, and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.

5Transfer the chicken thighs to a plate and allow to cool. Pour broth into a medium-sized bowl.

6Return the saucepan to the stovetop and lower heat to medium. Add olive oil.

7Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is starting to turn brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

8Add the salt, minced garlic and oregano. Cook, stirring, for 1 additional minute.

9To the saucepan, add tomatoes, butternut squash pieces, mashed butternut squash. Stir to combine.

10Stir in reserved chicken broth and quinoa. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook until the quinoa turns translucent, about 15 minutes.

11Shred the chicken with your fingers or a fork.

12Stir the chicken, olives and pepper into the stew and simmer, uncovered, to heat, about 5 minutes.

13Stir in parsley and serve.

Shared from Cookin' Canuck.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving SizeAbout 1-2/3 cups
Calories371
Sodium662mg
Protein31g
Cholesterol111mg
Sugar7g
Total Fat12g
Saturated Fat2g
Total Carbohydrates37g
Dietary Fiber6g