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
Healthy Dinner Recipes
Dara Michalski | Cookin' Canuck
peeled, seeded & chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
skinless chicken thighs
medium yellow onion
14 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
pitted & quartered kalamata olives
freshly ground black pepper
minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
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.
Weight Watchers Points: 5 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 9 (Points+)