This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
Slimming Eats Recipe
Extra Easy – syn free per serving
Green/Vegetarian – syn free per serving (omit chicken)
- 1 medium sized butternut squash
- 4 chicken thighs, sliced into small pieces.
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 red pepper, finely chopped
- 1 courgette, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- ½ cup (120ml)of TruRoots sprouted rice and quinoa blend (or if you can’t get similar to this you can use a long grain rice, but reduce stock ratio accordingly)
- 1.5 cups (360ml) of chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 teaspoons of paprika
- 2 teaspoons of cumin
- ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- salt and black pepper
- olive oil spray
- some of the flesh of the butternut squash
- fresh coriander
- Preheat oven to 180c or 350f (gas mark 4)
- Carefully slice the butternut squash in half lengthways. Scoop out the seeds and discard. Then spoon away some of the flesh, to make a hollow like dip in the squash lengths.
- Roughly chop the pieces of squash that you scooped away.
- Season the squash halves with some salt and black pepper, spray with olive oil spray and place flesh side down on a baking tray and bake in the oven until the butternut squash start to feel slightly soft to the touch. Remove from oven and set aside
- In the meantime, spray a large frying pan or skillet with some olive oil spray, add the chicken thigh and fry until lightly golden, remove and set aside.
- Add the onion and garlic and fry until softened. Add the courgette, red pepper and chopped up pieces of squash and fry for a further few minutes.
- Stir in the rice, tomato paste, spices and a little salt and black pepper and mix to evenly coat.
- Add the stock, bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer until stock has reduced down and rice is cooked.
- Spoon mixture into the squash halves and then return to the oven and bake for about 20 mins.
- Serve topped with chopped coriander and enjoy.
- If you have a HEa spare, you could top with some melting cheese.
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