Annabel Karmel’s Chicken and Butternut Squash with Rice

  • Makes 4-6 portions

Tasty chicken one-pot dish with pepper, thyme and Parmesan

  • 175g long grain rice
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 100g butternut squash, diced
  •  2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ red pepper, deseeded and diced
  • ½ red chilli, deseeded and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 150ml white wine
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 2tbsp sundried tomato purée
  • 1tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 150g cooked chicken, diced
  • 25g Parmesan, grated  


  • Step 1

    Cook the rice in boiling salted water until tender, then drain.

  • Step 2

    Cook the squash in boiling water for 5 minutes. Add the peas and boil for another 3 minutes, then drain.

  • Step 3

    Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the onion, pepper and chilli and fry until soft.

  • Step 4

    Add the garlic, then wine, and boil to reduce by half (the alcohol will evaporate). Add the stock and reduce by one third.

  • Step 5

    Add the rice, chicken, sundried tomato purée, thyme, vegetables and Parmesan. Toss over the heat and season well.

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