By JJ Virgin

Chicken & Butternut Squash Casserole


December 27, 2023

6 servings


1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1½ pounds organic chicken breast, cut into bite-size cubes

½ tsp sea salt

1 tsp granulated garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tbsp Italian seasoning

3 tbsp ghee

1 cup leeks, chopped (white and light green parts)

3 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into cubes

½ pound brussels sprouts, quartered

½ cup unsweetened cranberries

1¾ cup pecans, chopped


1Pre-heat oven to 350°.

2Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.

3Season chicken with salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning.

4Place in the heated pan and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.

5Place ghee in the same pan, add the leeks, and cook for 3-5 minutes until softened.

6Add chicken, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, cranberries, pecans, and chicken and mix gently. Cook for 5 minutes on low heat.

7Transfer all the ingredients to a casserole dish and place in the oven for 35-40 minutes. Take out of the oven and cool for 10 minutes before serving.

8Refrigerate for up to 4 days.


Nutrition Facts

Total Fat36g
Total Carbohydrates19g
Dietary Fiber7g