2017 · Chicken · Good Food

Recipe: Butternut Chicken

One of the vegetables that I find to be very versatile during this season, is the butternut. There is usually an abundance of varieties of pumpkins and squashes – which is your favourite?

It is the Year of the Rooster, according to the lunar calendar, and what better way to celebrate this festival, than with a chicken recipe. Happy New Year!

I have paired chicken breast and butternut, but you could probably try this with other lean meat.


Butternut Chicken

Serves: 2-4

By: gfchopstix

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20-25 minutes



  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, fine chopped
  • 200g butternut, cut into chunks
  • 2-3 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless; diced
  • Olive oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup of liquid chicken broth
  • salt and pepper, for flavouring
  • spring onion, for garnishing



  1. Peel and chop up the butternut
  2. Peel the onion and garlic and chop finely
  3. Cut the chicken breast into bite sized pieces
  4. Heat the olive oil (about 2 tablespoons) in a frying pan or wok
  5. Place the chicken pieces into the oil and fry until tender
  6. Add the onion and garlic and fry until translucent
  7. Next add the salt and pepper
  8. Place the butternut and chicken broth into the pan/wok
  9. Cover with a lid and simmer for about 10 minutes until the butternut is soft, but not mushy
  10. Once cooked, remove from heat and place into a serving dish
  11. Garnish with spring onion and serve over rice, pasta or quinoa
  12. Enjoy!




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