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Roasted Butternut Squash and Chicken with Quinoa – Gluten Free

This Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash with Chicken and Quinoa is a tasty gluten free meal with some kick! The squash is roasted with garlic and shallots and makes this dish so delicious.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword butternut squash chicken quinoa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 521 kcal
Author Sharon

Ingredients

  • FOR THE ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH
  • 1 butternut squash peeled & cut into small chunks
  • 3 shallots quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves smashed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • FOR THE QUINOA
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 shallots thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts cut into cubes
  • sea salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with foil
  2. Toss diced squash, shallots and garlic with olive oil, chili flakes, sea salt & pepper
  3. Spread evenly onto baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn't burn (check with a fork for tenderness)
  4. Meanwhile cook quinoa according to package directions
  5. In a small sauce pan, heat 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil over medium low heat. Add the remaining thinly sliced shallots and stir until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and stir for about another minute or two until the garlic has also softened
  6. Stir cooked quinoa together with the roasted squash, cooked chicken (I use chili lime ) and sautéed shallots with garlic

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Butternut Squash and Chicken with Quinoa – Gluten Free
Amount Per Serving
Calories 521 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 1245mg36%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 20095IU402%
Vitamin C 43.3mg52%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.