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Herbed Chicken and Squash

Herbed Chicken and Squash

Herbed chicken and squash uses herbs to create a flavor party in your mouth. Perfect for people wanting a warming, nourishing dinner entree.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Resting time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 124 kcal

Equipment

  • Cutting board
  • Chef's knife
  • Meat tenderizer
  • Baking sheet
  • Skillet
  • Baking dish
  • Paper towels

Ingredients
  

  • 2 each chicken breasts organic free range is best
  • 1 lb winter squash
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary or 2 tsp dried
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary or 1 tsp dried
  • 2 tbsp fresh basic or 2 tsp dried
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives or 2 tsp dried
  • ½ lb fresh spinach
  • 1 tbsp butter may subsitute toasted sesame seed oil
  • 3 cloves garlic

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Wash spinach and chop if it is mature-leaf spinach (“baby spinach” can be used whole). Mince garlic cloves and set aside.
  • Make sure that your chicken breasts are fairly uniform size and thickness. If not, pound the thicker parts to make thinner. You want the chicken to cook as evenly as possible.
  • Dice squash into 1” cubes. Place on a pan (preferably with a Silpat cooking sheet so you don’t have to use more oil) and toss in 1 tbsp. butter and rosemary.
  • If you are using any fresh herbs, mince them before mixing together with the remaining 1 tbsp. of butter.
    Herbed chicken and squash
  • Rub the herb mix on the chicken breasts and then place them on the pan with the squash.
    Herbed chicken and squash
  • Bake the chicken and squash for about 35-40 minutes or until the thickest part of the chicken has an internal temperature of 165°.
  • After baking, let the chicken rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
  • The spinach only takes a few minutes to prepare, so you can do so while the chicken is resting.
  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Heat garlic in the butter for 1 minute. The butter and garlic together should smell heavenly.
  • Add in spinach handful by handful. It will cook down quickly and turn a bright green color.
    Herbed chicken and squash
  • Serve chicken and squash on a bed of spinach.
    Herbed Chicken and Squash

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 887mgFiber: 6gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 24510IUVitamin C: 54mgCalcium: 153mgIron: 2mg
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