Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa Recipe Recipe

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Makes 6 servings



http://www.cookincanuck.com/2011/11/hearty-chicken-stew-with-butternut-squash-quinoa-recipe/

Recipe Ingredients for Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa Recipe

1 1/2 lb. butternut squash
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 salt
4 cloves garlic
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
14 oz petite diced tomatoes
2/3 cup uncooked quinoa
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley

Recipe Directions for Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa Recipe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. Shred the chicken with your fingers or a fork.

  12. Stir the chicken and black pepper (to taste) into the stew and simmer, uncovered, to heat, about 5 minutes.

  13. .Stir in parsley and serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 476.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
398
Calories from Fat
116
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.9g
20%
Saturated Fat
3.0g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Sodium
748mg
31%
Potassium
1107mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates
30.6g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4.9g
20%
Sugars
5.5g
Protein
40.3g
Vitamin A 258% Vitamin C 63%
Calcium 11% Iron 22%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C
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