chicken & curry-roasted butternut squash / yogurt-cilantro sauce / quinoa

Contents of your meal kit:

butternut squash & carrots
curry powder
yogurt-cilantro sauce

Cookware needed: small or medium saucepan with lid, microwave safe dish (see note), baking sheet

Finishing steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Place quinoa in a saucepan, and add enough water to come ¼-inch above the quinoa.  Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to the lowest setting.  Simmer 10-15 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed. When done remove from heat, keep covered, and let sit at least 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.
  3. Place squash and carrots in a microwave safe dish (see note), along with 2-4 tablespoons of water. Cover, and microwave for 5 minutes, or until squash and carrots are tender.
  4. Meanwhile, rinse and drain chickpeas. Cut chicken into bite size pieces.
  5. When squash and carrots are done, drain, then combine with chicken and chickpeas. Drizzle with olive oil, curry powder, and salt to taste. Toss together and then tip the ingredients onto your baking sheet. Roast in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until squash begins to caramelize and chicken is cooked through.
  6. Divide quinoa between serving plates or shallow bowls. Top with the curry-roasted chicken, squash & chickpeas. Finish each serving with a dollop of yogurt-cilantro sauce, and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over the top.

Notes: You can complete this meal without the microwave — just roast carrots and butternut squash (tossed with olive oil, salt & pepper until tender).   Add chicken, chickpeas to the baking sheet, sprinkle with curry powder, toss and continue roasting until chicken is cooked through. It will take a little longer – but simplifies cleanup!