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Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa with Chicken

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It’s officially the season for all things squash and with quinoa being the “it grain” these days, this recipe oh so current. The lovely colors of Autumn are brought out with roasted Butternut Squash and the chicken and quinoa combo pack this dish with protein for a satisfying meal. Serve with a fresh green salad for a complete meal.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa with Chicken & Shallots – Gluten Free

 Serving Size: 4

Ingredients

  • FOR THE ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH:
    • 1 butternut squash, peeled & cut into chunks
    • 3 shallots, quartered
    • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • FOR THE QUINOA:
    • 1 cup dry quinoa
    • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 cooked chicken breasts, cut into cubes
    • sea salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with foil
  2. Toss diced squash, shallots and garlic with olive oil, chili flakes, sea salt & pepper
  3. Spread evenly onto baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes, stirring at the halfway point
  4. Meanwhile cook quinoa according to package directions
  5. In a small sauce pan, heat 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil over medium low heat. Add the remaining thinly sliced shallots and stir until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and stir for about another minute or two until the garlic has also softened
  6. Stir cooked quinoa together with the roasted squash, chicken and sautéed shallots with garlic
Photo courtesy of Sharon Rhodes. Original recipe can be found on The Honour System.
The Honour System is your one-stop resource for healthy, real food recipes. With mouth watering photography and step by step instructions, they show you how to eat well and how you can treat yourself without cheating yourself.

Author: Debra K

I believe we all have the right to enjoy incredible looking and tasting cuisine.

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