Chicken Butternut Squash and Spinach…

Yes, Yes…another healthy Chicken recipe for you to try.  Chicken Butternut Squash and Spinach is a fall favorite that I found in Martha Stewart Living magazine. Easy to prepare and lovely to serve, this dish is perfect for a casual dinner party…or just because you happen to have all the ingredients and want to try something new. Either way it’s a winner.  I love the flavor combination of butternut squash or kabocha squash with red onions and spinach served on top of seasoned flattened chicken. Tasty, healthy and simple!

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Ali in the Valley

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Chicken Butternut Squash and Spinach

Prep Time25 mins

Cook Time30 mins

Total Time55 mins

Course: dinner

Servings: 4

Author: Alison Ball


  1. 1/2 small kabocha or butternut squash, unpeeled, seeded and cut lengthwise into 3/4-inch slices

  2. 1 small red onion cut into wedges, root end attached

  3. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  4. Coarse salt

  5. 4 skinless boneless chicken-breast halves (4 to 5 ounces each), butterflied

  6. Red-pepper flakes

  7. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  8. 16 fresh sage leaves from about 4 sprigs

  9. 1 cup baby spinach leaves


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Distribute squash and onion evenly on 2 rimmed baking sheets. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil, season with salt, and toss to coat. Spread in a single layer and roast until squash is tender, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, pound chicken to a 1/8-to-1/4-inch thickness. Season on both sides with salt and red pepper flakes. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Swirl in remaining tablespoon oil, then butter. Fry sage until just crisp, about 1 minute; let drain on a paper towel.

Working in 2 batches, add chicken to pan and cook until golden and cooked through, about 1 minute on each side. Divide chicken among 4 plates and top with spinach, squash, onion, and sage.

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