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Squash & Chicken Stew

We created a satisfying stew that’s nutritious, loaded with flavor and family-friendly. Slowly simmer chicken thighs with stewed tomatoes, butternut squash, green peppers and onion for meal-in-one convenience. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 can (28 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 3 cups cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 2 medium green peppers, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked couscous, optional


  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 10 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until chicken is no longer pink. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with couscous if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 384 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 867mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 7g fiber), 37g protein.

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  • Missy
    Nov 13, 2019

    We enjoyed the natural sweetness of the squash, however did take recommendation of chicken stock and polutry seasoning. This is a basic recipe so can add to make your own liking. I used rotisserie chicken, used up my red and yellow peppers, added some turmeric and ancho chili powder with recipe spices. What a pleasure to home home after hard days work, to having this aroma of dinner is done.

  • Hogs-n-Quiches
    Sep 27, 2019

    Adding poultry seasoning and using chicken stock instead of water would give this dish more flavor, which it needs.

  • Marina
    May 3, 2019

    Although I followed the recipe to the letter, I found it lacking in flavour and rather watery. Definitely easy to make and healthy but I doubt I'll be making it again.

  • Medic 716
    Oct 12, 2018

    I thought this was pretty good, but maybe more to my style of healthy eating compared to others. I used Italian stewed tomatoes. Hubby added some Fritos to it and really enjoyed it.

  • katlaydee3
    Apr 19, 2015

    The best way I can describe this is to say it is boring. Edible; yes but I will not make it again. One positive note is to say the chicken was super tender; unfortunately it had very little flavor.

  • newgardenersc
    Oct 13, 2012

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  • queenzookie
    May 26, 2011

    This was ok. It took me longer than 15 minutes to prepare. It took a while to peel and cut the squash. I trimmed the fat off the chicken thighs (not sure if that was necessary), and that took a while. I think this recipe would be better if everything were cut the same size (1/2 inch chicken and green pepper is really small) and the spices were doubled. I would omit the water too; it came out like a soup.

  • carolhm25
    Mar 6, 2011

    A very easy and satisfying stew. I added frozen corn and kale for more veggies. Also, we had the stew over elbow pasta. It is delicious and easy!

  • drumminmomma
    Dec 13, 2010

    Very hearty and healthy. Good for those cold nights. We ate it over rice, the squash comes out delicious! Good way to get the kiddos to eat their veggies! Thanks for a good healthy meal!

  • mdjacobs
    Jul 27, 2010

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