Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Maple Orange Chicken with sweet potatoe and butternut squash

Chicken breast tenders
1 acorn squash cut and seeded
2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 TBL Hoisin sauce
3TBL butter
Juice of 2 oranges
Thyme (a quarter sized amount in my palm?)
salt and pepper

Throw it all in a crockpot. Set it on High for four hours, come back later and YUM!

The kids ate this, they really liked it. Which probably really isn't a big surprise considering how much maple syrup is in it.


Carrie Thompson said...

was it just mushy or was there still consistency to the squash and sweet potates.

also was it just a literal pinch of nutmeg?

ALso what did you serve it with???

Jennifer said...

The potatoes and squash still has substance. But If that is what you wanted, I would not use anything other than the chicken tenders, because they will cook before things go mushy. However, I had considered that it would taste as good if I mashed the potatoes with cream and served them that way...

I served it with broccoli, a salad, and biscuits that I premake and store in the freezer. I try to offer a lot of side options so the kids can pick, but still get all their nutrients.

Jennifer said...

Oh and yeah, I sprinkled the nutmeg onto it, I would guess it was about 3 tsp. In the crockpot I tend to use more spices because they kinda "cook out"