Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Red Wine Chicken with Butternut Squash

I don't often drink red wine, I'm more of a white wine kinda gal.  But I like to cook with it. It adds an awesome flavor to many things. 
The only thing off about this meal was it's color. It was purple. It made for quite the contrasting color next to the squash.

Flavor was very spot on and delicious! 

Red Wine Chicken with Butternut Squash
Adapted from Rachael Ray

4 slices of bacon
1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken
1 large onion, chopped
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
3 tbsp. flour
1 1/2 cups red wine
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
Salt & pepper
1/4 tsp. thyme
2 lbs. squash, peeled and diced

Cook bacon in pan.  Remove and set aside. Add chicken and brown on both sides. Remove and set aside briefly.  Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, cook for about 1 minute. Sprinkle with flour and stir for a couple of minutes.  Pour in red wine and chicken broth.  Season with S&P and thyme.  Add the chicken back, stir and simmer until thick and chicken is cooked through.  Serve with pasta and/or squash.

To roast squash, place diced squash on baking sheet in oven at 400 for 30 - 40 minutes or until soft and a bit caramelized. Careful not to burn.

Total calories = 1630 calories
4 servings = 407 per serving

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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. It is an odd color, but who cares (really) when something is delicious. This sounds great, and the best part, more squash. thanks.

  2. Yum! The green chile eggs from yesterday look great!

  3. Sure look good! I love squash; wish I could convince my husband it is good!

  4. That's the only problem with red wine - I fix it by stirring in a tablespoon of tomato paste and that helps round out the color.

    Looks delicious!

  5. Red wine and beef are naturals. And I've actually gotten so I prefer it to white. And yes, it does seem to turn beef purple. Nonetheless, it's delicious!
    We love roasted butternut squash!

  6. Thanks for the comment!!! Looking forward to keeping up with your delicious recipes!!!

  7. Mmmmm... I love red wine to drink and to cook with. Would love to try this!

  8. Really unique. Thanks so much for linking up to What's On the Menu Wednesday at Dining With Debbie. I hope you will visit often and link up whenever your can.

  9. This does sound good Debbi, and perfect for those not so warm spring days we've been having! Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch!