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"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."
-George Bernard Shaw

The refrigerator light goes on...

This recipe came from one that we tested as part of a home delivery service. It was the only recipe from that company that was at all good and although it was too salty to eat, the basics had promise.

The meal kit came with the butternut squash precut. You can purchase precut squash at the store, but it will cost you. I priced precut butternut squash and it was $5.00 per pound, while a whole squash was $1.69 per pound. The squash I purchased weighed in at 2 1/2 pounds, so that cost $4.23. You can cut the neck off of the squash and it will be about the 12 ounces you need for peeling and cutting into cubes. Slice the remaining squash in half lengthwise, remove the seeds, and place the halves, cut side down, in a skillet with a teaspoon of oil. You can roast that in the same oven as the squash and apples and have veggies left over for salads or another meal.

Wine Choices

Cooking with the best quality ingredients results in the best quality dish. This is so important with your choice of wine. For white wines choose a chardonnay in recipes that are rich or savory and a dry sauvignon blanc for tart or acidic recipes.

Full bodied reds like cabernet are the choice for a stews or rich sauces. When I am making a dish that requires a little more finesse I might choose a young pinot noir.


 

Rosemary Chicken with Sage Squash and Apples



Servings = 2 | Serving size =4 ounces chicken with apples and squash

Cooking Time = 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe makes great leftovers.

3 tsp olive oil (divided)
12 ounces butternut squash (peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
1 large granny smith apple (cored and sliced)
1 tsp rubbed sage
8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 large shallot (minced)
1/2 cup no salt added vegetable or chicken stock
1/4 cup white wine
1 tsp dried rosemary leaves (crushed)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp maple syrup
2 tsp unsalted butter

Rosemary Chicken with Sage Squash and Apples from Dr. Gourmet
Preheat the oven to 375F.

Place one teaspoon of olive oil in a large skillet. Add the squash, apples and sage. Toss well and place the pan in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

Toss the pan every 5 or so minutes to mix the apples and squash well.

While the squash and apples are cooking, place a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add two teaspoons of olive oil, and when the oil is hot, add the chicken breasts and top with black pepper.

Cook on either side for 4 minutes each and remove to a plate.

Add the shallots, stock, wine, rosemary, salt, vinegar, and maple syrup to the pan.

Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about 3 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan to make sure any chicken that might be seared to the bottom of the pan is incorporated into the sauce.

Return the chicken to the pan and cook for about 12 minutes, while the sauce simmers. Turn the chicken once or twice.

Place the roasted squash and apples on plates for serving. Top with the chicken, leaving the sauce in the pan.

Add the butter to the pan and stir until it melts, then drizzle the sauce over the chicken.

Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces chicken with apples and squash

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 403 Calories from Fat 113
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 12g 21%
    Saturated Fat 3g 13%
    Monounsaturated Fat 6g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 76mg 23%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 13%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
    Sugars 18g  
Protein 29g  
Vitamin A 354% Vitamin C 74%
Calcium 6% Iron 12%
Vitamin K 14 mcg Potassium 1112 mg
Magnesium 104 mg