Chicken & Squash Casserole

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Adapted from a recipe in one of my books. This is a great autumn/winter casserole - very tasty and ever so healthy! I've given the directions for cooking in the oven but this can easily be done in a crock pot as well - just follow steps 2 and 3 and fling it all in the crock pot, cooking on low for 8 hours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat an oven to 190c.
  2. Chop everything up - the chicken and onion, cube the squash and slice the carrotts. If you're using the cashews chop these up as well.
  3. Using some 1 cal spray (or olive oil if you prefer), brown the chicken and soften the onion, squash and carrot for approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer into a casserole dish, add the sage and stock cube. Fill with water until everything is nearly covered.
  5. Cook in the oven for 45mins to an hour or until everything is cooked and tender.
  6. Stir through half the nuts (if using).
  7. Plate up and garnish with remaining nuts.
Most Helpful

I have a bushel of butternut squash, so needed to use some up. Unfortunately I found this recipe to be bland. There was so much fluid in the casserole when finished baking, that it was more like a soup. Plus the squash was a bit mushy. If I had added rice to the casserole when I put in the oven, that might have been a good alternative.

StillRiverCook January 24, 2011

Simple and Delicious! I'm slow with the preparation steps, so it took longer than I thought it would, but it was easy to make and tasted wonderful. I seasoned the chicken before browning and left out the cashews...also added a bit of grated cheese to the dish before baking.

emmerrill January 28, 2010

This was a very good basic chicken recipe. I may not have cut the squash up enough since it was not done at the same time as the chicken, so I removed the chicken and finshed up the squash for about ten more minutes. I didnt use cashews , but next time if I make this I will add them or some cheese or just something to give it a bit of a kick.

anme November 26, 2007