Chicken & Squash Stew

Chicken & Squash Stew

Butternut squash, apple, tangy herbs and tomato flavor this hearty chicken stew recipe.

20 min. prep time
6 servings
252 Ratings



2 (16-ounce) whole chicken breasts
2 1/2 cups chicken broth


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
2 cups cubed peeled butternut squash
1 large (2 cups) apple, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup frozen whole small onions
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh marjoram leaves*
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour


Pesto, if desired


Place chicken, 2 1/2 cups chicken broth and butter into 4-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes or until liquid comes to a full boil.

Reduce heat to low. Cover; continue cooking 35-45 minutes or until chicken is fork tender. Remove chicken; let cool. Skin, bone and cut chicken into 1/2-inch pieces; set aside.

Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling.  Add squash and apple; sauté 5-7 minutes or until crisply tender; set aside.

Stir in 1 cup chicken broth, onions, tomatoes, marjoram leaves and red pepper. Cook over medium-high heat 8-10 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil.

Reduce heat to low. Cover; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Stir in chicken, squash and apple. Cover; continue cooking until heated through.

Whisk remaining chicken broth and flour together in bowl until smooth; stir into stew. Continue cooking, stirring often, until mixture comes to a full boil. Boil 1 minute. Top individual servings with pesto, if desired.


*Substitute 1 tablespoon dried marjoram leaves.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 310

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 125mg

Sodium: 890mg

Carbohydrates: 21g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 37g

Recipe #7641©2005Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This looks good and I really want to make some stew. I was looking for a good recipe that didn't use beef. I really want to try this one!
I omitted the tomatoes, but otherwise very good, yes I will make again, but might try using the slow cooker.
very good but be careful not to over cook the apples

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