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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

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Servings:
4
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 (51)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (11)
Vegetarian (14)

34 reviews

Loved it. Made it much faster by using prepared taco seasoning, and buying pre made tostada shells. Super fast, easy, and delicious. Biggest time suck was peeling the butternut squash (couldn't find pre cut).

By: Seren
Posted: Nov 17, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Good, but we just don't love trying to eat tostados! I'd make this into tacos next time, or into a salad with chips on the side.

By: Elissa
Posted: Oct 15, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great way to make your own tostadas. I have made them by frying in oil but these were better and not greasy. The butternut squash was a easy and tasty side dish.

By: Christy
Posted: Nov 23, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

It was good but not phenomenal, and kind of hard to eat.

By: Hunter
Posted: Oct 11, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Tostadas were great, did not try the butternut squash but would definitely want to!

By: Kara
Posted: Feb 01, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I wasn't expecting to love this but I did! The spiced butternut squash was amazing. I made extra and had leftovers for a couple more meals and wasn't sick of it at all when it was gone.

By: Dalia
Posted: Dec 12, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian
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