Menu Enter a recipe name, ingredient, keyword...

Chicken, Apple, & Butternut Squash Stew


Chicken, Apple, and Butternut Squash Stew is the warm and hearty dinner you want on your table tonight. Serve this with a crusty loaf of French bread or the bread of your choice, and a lightly dressed side salad for a full meal that the whole family will love. Filled with the flavors of sweet Granny Smith apples and savory spices, this recipe has all the flavor you've been craving.

Google Ads
Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (2 Votes)


  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 cups butternut squash, peeled, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup parsnip, peeled, cut into a 3/4-inch dice
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unfiltered apple cider
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 2 cups chopped peeled Granny Smith apple


Servings 8
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 80mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of the chicken to pan; sauté 6 minutes or until browned. Remove chicken from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken.

Reduce heat to medium; add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add onion, sage, and ginger; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add squash and parsnip; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle vegetables with flour; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Stir in cider and stock, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in chicken, remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon pepper; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat, partially cover, and simmer 25 minutes. Stir in apple; cook 5 minutes.

You'll also love

Review this recipe

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo French Country Chicken Stew