Chicken & Squash Casserole
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- Ready In:
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 carrot
- 1 medium onion
- 1⁄2 butternut squash (peeled)
- 1 tablespoon sage
- chicken stock cube
- 1⁄2 cup cashew nuts (optional)
- Preheat an oven to 190c.
- 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.
- 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.
- Transfer into a casserole dish, add the sage and stock cube. Fill with water until everything is nearly covered.
- Cook in the oven for 45mins to an hour or until everything is cooked and tender.
- Stir through half the nuts (if using).
- Plate up and garnish with remaining nuts.
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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.
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.
Review Tag 2007 ~ This was amazing! Who would have thought such simple ingredients could taste so good! I prefer to brown the meat separate from the veggies first. I browned the chicken chunks in 3 separate batches so that it actually browned instead of steamed. I used fresh sage from the garden and did not use the nuts. This makes a lovely juice at the end. Cooked for 50 minutes. Hubby and I enjoyed it so much, we devoured the whole lot! This could also work as a side dish or vegetarian meal by omitting the chicken and using veggie stock cubes. Perhaps a sprinkling of cheese on top would be nice too. I will definitely be making this often. Thanks Wendy-Bob!
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