Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa

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Here is the latest:Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa

Ingredients:
1 1/2# butternut squash
3 cups Chicken broth
1 cup water
1 rotisserie chicken, breast meat removed and shredded
1 T EVOO
1 medium yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 tsp oregano
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
2/3 cups uncooked quinoa
3/4 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
handful of fresh Italian parsley

Instructions~
Bake squash (cut into cubes or buy pre-cut cubes and drizzle with EVOO, sea salt and pepper) at 350 for 30 minutes.

Take half the squash and reserve cubes.  Take other half and mash, also set aside.

Heat EVOO in large pot and saute onions until tender, almost browned.
Add garlic and oregano, stir for 1 minute.
Add tomatoes, squash pieces and squash mash.  Stir.
Add broth, water, and quinoa.
Place on simmer and cover for 15 minutes.

Add shredded chicken and olives.
Cook for 5 more minutes.
Add parsley and serve.  

Modified from original recipe found here: http://www.cookincanuck.com/2011/11/hearty-chicken-stew-with-butternut-squash-quinoa-recipe/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FhIdj+%28Cookin%27+Canuck%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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