Moroccan Chicken with Butternut Squash and Apples

Moroccan Chicken with Butternut Squash and Apples

By October 22, 2013

For this recipe you will need an oven proof skillet with an oven proof lid.

You can begin making this recipe ahead of time by preparing the diced squash as early as the day before.

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  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prepare the chicken by rubbing the salt and pepper mixture over both sides of all pieces. Set aside.

Moroccan Chicken with Butternut Squash and Apples

Coat a large oven-proof skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Bring to medium heat and add oil. When oil begins to shimmer add the spices and sautee for 1 minute. The spices should be very fragrant.

Moroccan Chicken with Butternut Squash and Apples

Add the chicken to the spice mixture. Cook 1-2 minutes on each side until nicely golden brown. -- This spices will stick to the chicken in smaller clumps. This is OK.

Moroccan Chicken with Butternut Squash and Apples

Remove the chicken from the pan (it will not be cooked all the way through yet) and set aside. (DO NOT WASH THE PAN)

Moroccan Chicken with Butternut Squash and Apples

Leaving the skillet at medium temperature, add the onion and squash and sautee, scraping the drippings into the mixture to get the most flavor, about 10 minutes. If the mixture begins to brown too quickly, lower heat.

Moroccan Chicken with Butternut Squash and Apples

Add the rice and apples and place the chicken on top.

Moroccan Chicken with Butternut Squash and Apples

Moroccan Chicken with Butternut Squash and Apples

Using 1 1/2 cup of chicken broth (reserving 1/2 cup in case you need it later), pour over the chicken and bring the skillet to a boil. Once the skillet is at a full boil, continue for 1 minute.

Moroccan Chicken with Butternut Squash and Apples

Cover the skillet and place in the oven for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes check to see if the skillet needs additional broth. Mine needed about 1/4 cup more broth. Add more if necessary. (This will vary depending on your oven temperature as every oven is a bit different)

Bake another 10 minutes until chicken is cooked through and squash is tender.

Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

Moroccan Chicken with Butternut Squash and Apples

This meal is Weight Watchers PointsPlus 9 (2 cup serving plus a piece of chicken)

Enjoy!

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Moroccan Chicken with Butternut Squash and Apples

This is one of those dishes that screams AUTUMN! I love one skillet meals and this one can be put together in a pinch with standard ingredients I tend to keep around the house this time of year.

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