butternut squash & chicken stew {crockpot}

Another great crockpot meal that’s super yummy and easy! I really don’t like cutting the butternut squash, so my hubs takes care of that part. ;)


  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 chicken breasts (I use the organic frozen chicken from Costco)
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 6 cups)
  • 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup quinoa


  1. In a small pan heat the olive oil, then saute chopped onion and garlic until lightly browned.
  2. Place chicken breast in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add all other ingredients on top of chicken and cook on high for 3-4 hours or 7-8 hours on low.
  3. When finished cooking, take out chicken breasts and shred with 2 forks etc. Return shredded chicken to stew and stir to combine everything evenly.
  4. Serve topped with fresh parsley.

Recipe adapted from Leelalicious.


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