This healthy comfort food just can't be beat! Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa...330 calories and 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
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Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa Recipe

This healthy comfort food just can't be beat! Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa...330 calories and 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Dinner Recipes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 329.9kcal
Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin' Canuck

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Steam the butternut squash until barely tender, about 10 minutes. Remove half of the squash pieces and set aside.
  • Steam the remaining squash until very tender, an additional 4 to 6 minutes. Mash this squash with the back of a fork. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan set over medium-high heat, bring the chicken broth to a simmer.
  • Add chicken thighs, cover, and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken thighs to a plate and allow to cool. Pour broth into a medium-sized bowl.
  • Return the saucepan to the stovetop and lower heat to medium. Add olive oil.
  • Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is starting to turn brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the salt, minced garlic and oregano. Cook, stirring, for 1 additional minute.
  • To the saucepan, add tomatoes, butternut squash pieces, mashed butternut squash. Stir to combine.
  • Stir in reserved chicken broth and quinoa. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook until the quinoa turns translucent, about 15 minutes.
  • Shred the chicken with your fingers or a fork.
  • Stir the chicken, olives and pepper into the stew and simmer, uncovered, to heat, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in parsley and serve.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 5 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 9 (Points+)

Nutrition

Serving: 1.66Cups | Calories: 329.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.9g | Protein: 19.4g | Fat: 14.1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57.3mg | Sodium: 1011.4mg | Fiber: 5.4g | Sugar: 5.8g