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Slow Cooker Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Butternut Squash - Dump and Go Dinner

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Slow Cooker Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Butternut Squash - Dump and Go Dinner

Christine
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4 Servings
9 Ingredients
49 Comments

Try this Chicken, Butternut Squash, and Sweet Potato slow-cooker recipe when you want an easy meal that’s ready to eat when you walk in the door.

4 Servings
9 Ingredients
49 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Chicken, Boneless Breasts
  • 1 ⅓ cups peel and dice Sweet Potato
  • 6 ⅓ cups peel and chunk Squash, Butternut
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth/Stock
  • 2 teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • ⅓ cups chop Parsley, Fresh
  • ⅓ cups chop Basil, Fresh
  • ⅛ teaspoons Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper

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Cooking Instructions

Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Easy Assembly/Dump and Go

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Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

Slow Cooker

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Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe
4 Servings
Serving Size
4 ounces chicken and 1 cup vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories
290
Total Fat
3.5g
Saturated Fat
0.5g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
Sodium
380mg
Total Carbohydrates
36g
Fiber
6g
Sugar
7g
Protein
29g
WW Freestyle
2
Diabetic Exchanges: 0 Fat
0 Fruit
0 Milk
0 Other Carb
2 Starch
0 Veg
4 Lean Meat

49 Comments

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  1. UH OH. i had the old recipe card for this and already have it in the slow cooker. I can
    portion it and freeze it after cooking right?

  2. I’ve always read that you should put herbs in only at the last hour or so because they dont hold up to the long cooking. Your thoughts?

  3. Nice recipe! I only had 2 chicken breasts and cut up squash, but it turned out good. I also only had dried basil and no parsley. I added some Buckhead Gourmet Bordeaux sauce to sub for about 1/2 of the broth, and also added a little bit of white wine. It was good, enough for me & my husband with leftovers.

  4. I have a question on the not freezing. I do not plan to freeze the recipe. With that said, I’m assuming I cook it on low for 8 hours, correct? Thanks! 🙂

    1. No, it would still only be 4 hours on low. The first set of directions are for not freezing and 4 hours is indicated. We also assume that readers thaw before cooking anyway.

  5. I want to make this meal without freezing it first but I was wondering if I can use frozen chicken? Would I cook the chicken a while then add the squash and sweet potatoes 4 hours before time to eat?

    1. Tiffany I haven’t done it that way but I’m sure you could use frozen chicken. I would still cook it all together just thaw before you cook as indicated.

    2. Tiffany, I put frozen chicken in the crockpot all the time! Just put it in there with everything else and check at 4 hours. Might need a little bit of extra time, but mine never has! One of the many beauties of the crock pot!

  6. I find “medium” to be very subjective and as it’s for 2 main ingredients this could really throw out the calories.
    What weight do you class as medium for sweet potato and butternut squash?
    Thank you :o)

    1. Donna yes it is very hard to determine but we have to pick some “standard of measure”. Medium sweet potato I would say should be the size of your hand. The butternut squash should be probably a pound or so.

  7. I plan on using already cut and cubed organic butternut squash that I get at Costco, about how many cups of squash would you say this is?

        1. I saw this as well, but serving size is 4oz chicken and 1 cup of veggies. So aim for around 4 cups combined taters and Squash and it should be good! Making for the first time rn and that’s what I’m doing because 6 cups squash is a lot!

    1. Hi Crystal, no concern at all! It’s the same as putting them all in the slow cooker together before they are actually cooked. 🙂

  8. Thanks for the recipe! I won’t be freezing it but I’m not totally clear on the instructions- is it 4 hours total cooking time without freezing?

  9. I can’t find fresh basil today and was hoping to make this. Has anyone subbed in dried basil? DId it taste okay? How much did you use?

    1. Hi there, Kimberly! I think dried basil will work fine. I would use about 1/3 of the amount of dried basil as it will be more potent than the fresh. Enjoy!

  10. Hello! Two questions- 1. I have read several comments where you mention thawing before reheating, but this is not in the directions. Can you cook in the crockpot straight from frozen? 2. In the freezer set of directions it says “portion and store in gallon bags,” what would the portions be? I was planning on putting it all together in one gallon bag. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Michelle! 1. It is not recommended that meals that are frozen be put straight into the crock pot because they stay in the danger zone of 40 degrees to 140 degrees for too long of a period of time allowing harmful bacteria the chance to grow. When you utilize our membership based system the documents and labels indicate that you should thaw these types of meals before cooking. I am going to look into why the website doesn’t display this indicated direction as well.

      2. If you are cooking straight from the site, the indicated portion would be the servings indicated at the top. In the case of this recipe, that is 4 servings in 1 bag. Other recipes that say have more than 4 servings would likely indicate 2 freezer bags.

      We strongly encourage you to try out membership or at least the free mini menu available from signing up for our newsletter (found at the bottom of this and every page) so that you can see just how much we work for you to make sure that your freezer cooking day runs smoothly and that you have needed amounts of all items.

  11. It says that each recipie makes two meals. (Ex. each recipe is doubled, so if you choose 5 recipes, you will end up with 10 meals.) So when it recommends one gal bag, is the gal bag actually holding two meals?

    1. No, the gallon bag is for 1 meal. Once it is doubled you will need 2 bags. The recipe on the site is for 1 meal, when you add it to a menu and print out the ingredients and directions it will auto double for you and add the extras in then.

  12. This recipe really sounds good. I’m wondering if I could use a whole chicken with both vegetables cooked longer on low. Would the sweet potatoes get mushy?

    1. You can definitely cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker, but because we haven’t tried that with this particular recipe, we can’t say for sure if the sweet potatoes would get mushy before the chicken is done. If you decide to try this, please report back and let us know how it goes!

  13. Has anyone actually had luck with the freezer meal version & sweet potatoes? Most potatoes turn brown / black when freezing … not very appealing to the appetite.

    1. We have lots of luck with them! The key to freezing potatoes it is to make sure that they are at the bottom of the freezer bag and that they are covered in some sort of liquid. This keeps them from oxidizing (turning brown) when being frozen.

    1. When using the Slow Cooker, we do not recommend cooking from frozen, as it may sit at the “danger zone” for too long.

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