Herbed Chicken and Squash tips
Cooking with herbs is key part of learning how to cook well and healthfully. Many traditional American meals rely on fat as the only way to bring flavor to a meal. But now that a variety of herbs are widely available in grocery stores – and a backyard garden if you’re lucky – we have a lot more options.
So, if you do have a private herb garden where you grow all of your favorites, that’s great, but not necessary for this herbed chicken and squash recipe.
Fresh versus dried herbs
Although I prefer to cook with fresh herbs, dried are perfectly respectable. Dried herbs’ flavor tends to be more concentrated, which is why you’ll see below that I suggest different amounts for each.
If you don’t use your dried herbs often, you may want to do a quick sniff test before you start cooking the herbed chicken and squash recipe – something that doesn’t have a smell probably doesn’t have a taste either.
Also feel free to play around with the proportions of the herb mix based on your tastes. If you hate rosemary, use basil instead. If garlic isn’t your thing, use a pinch of ground nutmeg with the spinach for this herbed chicken and squash meal.
Is this recipe right for your body type?
This dish is perfect for people with a cold or yang deficiency body type. The herbs, chicken, and spinach warm the body from the inside out.
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Herbed Chicken and Squash
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