If you’d like, you could substitute butternut squash for 2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed. This would give the stew a different flavor, but surely as delicious.
By Lauren Hardy
In my book, there are few things as satisfying as a hot bowl of stew. It is the meal equivalent to curling up with a hot cup of coffee and a good book. And while a cup of coffee can be brewed too weak or strong, or a book can be just so-so, stew does not usually disappoint.
This stew is no exception. It is as the recipe title states: hearty. I originally made this during the winter months, while butternut squash was in season, but I have enjoyed it several times since.
Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa
Lauren Hardy is a writer, editor and self-taught, experimental foodie. By the time she was 6 years old, she had the Toll House Inn chocolate chip cookie recipe memorized and baked a variety of batches for her family each week. Her passion for cooking flourished during her college years.
In addition to her writing aspirations, she hopes to own a bakery someday. You can follow her latest musings on her blog, "Making Life Sweet," at laurenhardy.com, where she blogs weekly about inspiration, food and faith.