Weeknight Honey-Orange Chicken with Butternut Squash

Prep this slow cooker recipe in the morning and have a delicious and healthful dinner ready when you get home from work. The flavors of ginger and soy sauce make this chicken dish even better than takeout.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh plus 2/3 cup butternut squash mixture plus 1/3 cup quinoa
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Slow Cook: 7 hrs to 8 hrs (low) or 3 1/2 to 4 hours (high)

Weeknight Honey-Orange Chicken with Butternut Squash

Directions

  1. Place chicken in a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Top with butternut squash and onion. In a small bowl whisk together orange juice, cornstarch, soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic, salt, and crushed red pepper. Pour over chicken and vegetables.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  3. Serve chicken mixture over hot cooked quinoa. Sprinkle with almonds.
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Nutrition Facts (Weeknight Honey-Orange Chicken with Butternut Squash)

  • Per serving:
  • 317 kcal ,
  • 7 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat ,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 2 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 107 mg chol. ,
  • 371 mg sodium ,
  • 38 g carb. ,
  • 5 g fiber ,
  • 11 g sugar ,
  • 27 g pro.
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