Apple Butter Chicken and Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese and Almonds
ready in 15 minutes
Prep & Cook Time:10-15 min.
Cook Within:4 days
Spice Level:Not Spicy
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Perfectly seasoned chicken, with a delicate apple butter combo sauce, and rich sweet butternut, all coming together in less than 15 minutes? What will you do with all the extra time? (Yoga? Clean the house? Look at social media? Pet the dog? Entirely up to you!)
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You Will Need
Medium Non-Stick Pan
Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
Seafood 145° F |
Chicken 165° F |
Ground Beef 160° F |
Ground Turkey 165° F |
Ground Pork 160° F
Customize It Instructions
If using salmon, follow same instructions as chicken in Step 1, patting dry and seasoning flesh side with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add salmon, skin side up, to hot pan and sear until golden brown, 4-6 minutes (no need to cover pan). Flip salmon, season with seasoning blend, and continue cooking until salmon reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes.
Cook the Chicken
Pat chicken breasts dry, and season both sides with a pinch of salt.
Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add chicken breasts to hot pan. Cover, and cook until browned, 5-7 minutes.
Flip chicken, and top with seasoning blend. Cover, and cook until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-7 minutes.
Remove chicken to a plate and tent with foil. Wipe pan clean and reserve.
While chicken cooks, cook butternut squash.
Cook the Butternut Squash
Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp. olive oil.
Add butternut squash and ¼ tsp. salt to hot pan. Cover, and stir often until tender and lightly browned, 12-14 minutes.
Make the Sauce
Return pan used to cook chicken to medium heat. Add applesauce to hot pan and stir until bubbling, 30-60 seconds.
Remove from burner and swirl in butter.
Finish the Dish
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing chicken on sauce and garnishing butternut squash with almonds and goat cheese (crumbling with your hands, if needed). Bon appétit!
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