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Cumin and Coriander Chicken
with roasted spiced butternut squash and cabbage wedges

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min

Cumin and coriander spiced chicken thighs will be a welcome addition to your "Taco Tuesday" repertoire. The sweet and spicy roasted butternut squash and cabbage served on the side rounds out the meal nicely.
Smarts: Spread the butternut squash and cabbage in a single layer, leaving room between the veggies so that they roast (think yummy golden color!) instead of steam.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Cumin and Coriander Spice Mix:
  • Cumin - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin and Coriander Chicken:
  • Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless - 4
  • Cumin and Coriander Spice Mix (ingredients listed separately) - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
Roasted Butternut Squash and Cabbage Wedges:
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Paprika - 1/2 tsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 1/2 Tbsp
  • Butternut squash - 1 lb, cubed (look for pre-cut butternut squash)
  • Cabbage, green - 8 oz, wedges
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, white and green parts combined
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin and Coriander Spice Mix (ingredients listed separately) - 1 1/2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Make spice mix - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Combine cumin, coriander, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together mustard, paprika, and vinegar. Add olive oil while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Squash - Cube squash. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Season chicken - Rub chicken on all sides with spice mix (portion for chicken). Tenderize with a fork. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Cabbage / Green onions - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C degrees.
  2. Toss squash and cabbage wedges with cooking oil (portion for roasted vegetables) and spice mix (portion for roasted vegetables). Line cabbage up in a single layer and spread butternut squash out onto a sheet pan. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes, turning cabbage and stirring squash halfway through cooking, until tender and golden.
  3. When squash is nearly finished, heat a skillet with cooking oil (for chicken) over medium heat. Add chicken and sear until both sides are deep golden brown, ~3 minutes on each side.
  4. Reduce heat to low-medium and cover pan with a lid or foil. Continue cooking until chicken is cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes, or until chicken reaches 165F / 74C degrees.
  5. Transfer cabbage and squash to a serving platter. Drizzle with vinaigrette and top with green and white parts of green onions.
  6. Serve chicken with cabbage and squash on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (47)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (11)
Vegetarian (12)

32 reviews

This was good, but the tostadas were too crunchy. I'd make again with regular taco shells or as nachos.

By: Megan
Posted: Oct 10, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I really enjoyed the seasoning on the butternut squash. My hubby was a huge fan of the tostadas. His tortilla actually ended up puffing up into a big ball in the oven so he cut it to make a pita pocket. At first I thought he was silly but then I was jealous half way through dinner that he could pick his up. Might try again with pitas!

By: Kelsey
Posted: Oct 10, 2018
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Really good! Should have added onion to the ground meat but not necessary! Could add whatever toppings you want! Used actual tostadas they sell at the supermarket for added "easiness"

By: Roxana
Posted: Oct 10, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

delicious

By: Meaghan
Posted: Oct 09, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

tostada was great, squash was ick (but maybe our squash had turned?)

By: Erica
Posted: Oct 09, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Not sure how this went with butternut squash but it was still delicious.

By: Laurey
Posted: Oct 09, 2018
Diet: Original
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