Meal Kit

Hearty Chicken Stew

with kale and butternut squash

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
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The leaves are budding, the wind is dying down, and there's a slight warmth in the air, so different from the dead February cold. Spring has begun to be sprung! But before warm weather returns, feast one last time on warm winter stews. Succulent chicken and warm butternut squash in a creamy, rich broth, spoonful after spoonful bringing scrumptious heat to the stomach. Spring is coming, but while the cold remains, you'll have the perfect soup to keep yourself warm.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 oz. Kale
  • 12 oz. Butternut Squash, Cubed
  • 4 tsp. Mirepoix Broth Concentrate
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    4 oz. Light Cream
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    0.24 oz. Parmesan Cheese Crisps
  • 1 Shallot
  • 12 oz. Diced Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
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    2 oz. Grated Parmesan

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

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 24 oz. diced chicken, follow same instructions as 12 oz. chicken, seasoning with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Cook in batches if necessary, until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature.

  • If using whole chicken breasts, pat dry and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1" dice and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as diced chicken, cooking until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Stem kale and coarsely chop.

    Peel and halve shallot. Cut into 1/4" dice.

    Coarsely crush Parmesan crisps.

    Mince garlic.

    Pat diced chicken dry, and season all over with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  2. 2

    Cook the Chicken

    Place a medium pot over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil.

    Add diced chicken to hot pot. Stir occasionally until chicken is lightly browned and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 4-6 minutes.

    Remove chicken to a plate. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean.

  3. 3

    Start the Stew

    Return pot used to cook chicken to medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add shallot to hot pan and stir often until tender, 2-3 minutes.

    Add garlic and cook, 1 minute.

    Add butternut squash, 13/4 cups water, mirepoix base, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.

    Once boiling, cover and cook until tender but not mushy, 7-10 minutes.

  4. 4

    Finish the Stew

    Add kale to pot. Cover, and cook until wilted, 2-4 minutes.

    Add chicken and any accumulated juices and cream. Return to a boil.

    Once boiling, remove from burner. Stir in grated Parmesan.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with Parmesan crisps. Bon appétit!

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