Stuffed Chicken Breast with Butternut Squash Mash Recipe | Crescent Foods

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Butternut Squash Mash

Ingredients 

Chicken preparation 

Stuffing Preparation  

  • 5 ounces of Cream Cheese 
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper finely diced 
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped 
  • 1/4 cup of fresh corn kernels 
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley 
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill 
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro 
  • Salt & Pepper to taste 
  • 1 tbsp dried Basil seasoning 
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano seasoning 

Butternut Squash Mash Preparation 

  • 1 Butternut Squash peeled and cleaned of its seeds cut into cubes 
  • Water 
  • 2 tbsp butter or vegan butter (earthly balance) 
  • 1 tsp dried oregano or Italian seasoning 
  • Salt & Pepper to taste 

Method

  • Preheat oven to 425 F. 
  • Butterfly the chicken breast making a pocket in order to fill with the stuffing mixture. 
  • Season the chicken generously with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and dried oregano. 
  • Prepare the stuffing by mixing together all the above ingredients very well. 
  • Stuff the chicken with 2 tbsp of the mixture. 
  • Heat a cast iron skillet with the olive oil. Add the stuffed chicken breast and sear each side for 3 minutes to get that golden brown color. *If you do not have a cast iron, use a regular non stick skillet. 
  • Cover the cast iron skillet with aluminum foil and place in the oven to continue cooking for 15-18  minutes. *If not using a cast iron, transfer the chicken to a baking pan then place in the oven. 
  • Once cooked through, should read 165 F and no pink in center, set aside. 
  • Add the cubes butternut squash to a pot. Cover it completely with water. Bring to a boil then a simmer for 10-12 minutes till squash is fork tender. *You can do this while the chicken is baking. 
  • Drain of its water. Add the seasoning and butter to it and use a potato masher to mash all together. 
  • Serve this together and you have yourself a simple and delicious Thanksgiving/Fall inspired dinner! 

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