Chicken and Butternut Squash with Coconut Cream Sauce

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Chicken and Butternut Squash with Coconut Cream Sauce! This easy and healthy Indian-inspired dish is seasoned with warm spices like coriander and nutmeg.

Chicken and Butternut Squash with Coconut Cream Sauce!

I have a super delicious, healthy, and easy dish that can be on the table in 30 minutes! This one-pan Chicken and Butternut Squash dish is the perfect amount for a couple.

Actually, there is more than enough veggies that were leftover for another meal which we turned into brunch!  Fry up an egg and layer it on top and you have transformed this dish into another tasty meal!

Creamy coconut sauce adds the perfect amount of healthy fats to this dish.

All the ingredients in this dish are nutritious and filling.  You’ll get plenty of fiber from the butternut squash, a good amount of protein from the chicken and a nice dose of healthy fat from the coconut milk.

Chicken and Butternut Squash with Coconut Cream Sauce!

The coconut sauce with the sweet squash and onions is simple and tasty!  Once the sauce melds with the spices you could practically spoon it up and eat it as a soup!

Deglaze the browned food residue from the skillet.

Be sure to scrape the bottom of the pan when you add the liquid to the skillet.  You’ll want every morsel of those leftover bits to add even more flavor.

I was running out of sunshine when I took these photos, so I missed a good close up of the sauce.  You can kind of see that the sauce turned a light tan color like cream of mushroom soup.

Most of the ingredients; organic chicken, diced organic butternut squash, and organic zucchini were purchased at Costco.  Have you notice their organic options have expanded?  Sure love having multiple places to purchase organic products from!

Chicken and Butternut Squash with Coconut Cream Sauce!

Chicken and Butternut Squash with Coconut Cream Sauce
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish - Chicken
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 pound butternut squash, cut in cubes
  • 1 large zucchini, rounds cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or olive, avocado oil)
  • Himalayan salt and pepper
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1½ tablespoons sage
  • 1½ teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water whisked together
  • 1¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk (I used Native Forest)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a large oven proof skillet with 1 tablespoon of oil over medium high heat. Add chicken and sear each side for 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Add the remaining oil and saute onion and butternut squash for about 5 minutes. Add sage, coriander, nutmeg and zucchini. Saute for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Add coconut milk and cornstarch mixed with water. Scrape brown bits from the bottom of the skillet as you stir in milk mixture.
  6. Add chicken back to pan and cover. Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. OR place all ingredients in a small oven proof casserole dish cover with foil and bake the same as the skillet option.

Chicken and Butternut Squash with Coconut Cream Sauce!

Chicken and Butternut Squash with Coconut Cream Sauce! This easy and healthy Indian-inspired dish is seasoned with warm spices like coriander and nutmeg.
Sandra @ The Foodie Affair
 

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35 Comments on Chicken and Butternut Squash with Coconut Cream Sauce

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    christine says:
    October 11, 2016

    I am absolutely adding this meal to my menu for next week. It sounds so tasty, especially that sauce!

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    candy says:
    October 11, 2016

    This coconut cream sauce sounds delicious over the squash.

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    Samantha says:
    October 11, 2016

    This looks so good! I’m definitely pinning this so I can add it to my meal plan! Thank you!

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    Madeline says:
    October 11, 2016

    This sounds like the perfect weeknight meal! I love butternut squash (or any squash) and am always trying to find new ways to cook it.

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    Nelo says:
    October 11, 2016

    This look so yummy, I am definitely giving this a trial. Thanks for sharing!

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    Bella says:
    October 11, 2016

    Oh my this looks so good! chicken is my fav!! I will have to try this recipe.

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    October 11, 2016

    This dish looks out of this world and certainly pinning this recipe to my Chicken Bizillion ways! Actually I have everything to make this dish for dinner- brilliant idea for supper.

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      October 12, 2016

      Thank you, Bobbie! I’ve been dreaming of your carrot recipe and will be making it over the weekend.

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    October 11, 2016

    This looks delicious!! Straight out of a magazine. Pinning now.

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      October 12, 2016

      🙂 Thanks for the photo props and pin! I was running around like a crazy person trying to beat the sunset 🙂

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    Ashley says:
    October 11, 2016

    Yum! This looks delicious! I love butternut squash!

    xo Ashley

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    Julie says:
    October 11, 2016

    This looks like the perfect fall dinner and I always love finding new ways to cook and serve chicken!

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      October 12, 2016

      Yes, chicken can get boring, but when you add sauces…yum, yum 🙂

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    October 12, 2016

    Wow…this dish looks incredible! I love all of these ingredients and can hardly believe it’s a meal I don’t have to save for my “Cheat Day”! So looking forward to trying this.

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    Chrissy says:
    October 12, 2016

    YUM! This looks amazing! I can’t wait to make it for my family!

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      October 12, 2016

      Thanks Chrissy! I was so happy with the results and thrilled to have a bit left for brunch!

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      October 12, 2016

      I’m right there with you! Squash is pretty much a staple at my house.

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    October 12, 2016

    This dish looks so good. I pinned to cook for next week. I love cooking with squash and coconut milk. Thanks for sharing.

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      October 12, 2016

      I hope you enjoy this dish, Angela! Thank you for pinning. I sure appreciate that 🙂

  14. avatar
    October 13, 2016

    What a lovely dinner! I love butternut squash, and the coconut cream sounds so flavorful and great!

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    Julie says:
    October 13, 2016

    I would love that plate sitting in front of me. It looks delicious!

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    Angela says:
    October 14, 2016

    What a great healthy meal. I love the combo of butternut squash and zucchini. The seasoning of the sauce sounds spectacular!

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    October 15, 2016

    This is a wonderful and complete meal; we love the health and fresh seasonal taste of this dish!

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    Heather Gallagher says:
    October 16, 2016

    This dinner has my mouth watering! I have to try it!

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    Michelle says:
    October 16, 2016

    This is definitely right up my alley…I love the flavor of coconut milk! Can’t wait to try this, Sandra!

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    Justine says:
    October 16, 2016

    What a beautiful dish for fall!

  21. avatar
    October 17, 2016

    I’m loving this recipe for fall…can’t wait to try it.

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