Slow Cooker Chunky Squash and Chicken Stew

Slow Cooker Chunky Squash and Chicken Stew

If you’re looking for delicious, subtle taste in a chicken dish, try this earthy, hearty stew. Precooking the chicken in a saucepan enhances the flavors before combining the ingredients in the slow cooker. Squash, a treasure chest of nutrients, plus sage, an herb that helps to enhance cognitive performance, are great partners. And don’t forget the lean protein in chicken. Enjoy a clean eating slow cooker dish with your family!

Slow Cooker Chunky Squash and Chicken Stew

Slow Cooker Chunky Squash and Chicken Stew

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 2 cups | Calories: 297 | Total Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 69 mg | Sodium: 245 mg | Carbohydrates: 21 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 5 g | Protein: 27 g | SmartPoints: 8

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces (boneless and skinless) chicken breasts, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • Flour, for coating
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 14 ounces squash, diced
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 fresh sage leaves, chopped or torn

Directions

Coat the chicken with flour and shake off the excess. Over medium heat, in a saucepan with extra virgin olive oil, brown the chicken then season with salt and pepper. Do not overcrowd. Cook in batches if needed. Pour 1 cup chicken broth in the saucepan and cook until the sauce thickens.

Transfer the contents of the saucepan to the slow cooker. Add a little bit more extra virgin olive oil in the saucepan then sautè the onions over low - medium heat for about 5 minutes. Transfer the onions to the slow cooker. Add the squash, remaining chicken broth, and sage in the slow cooker. Set on low for 4 hours.

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