Thai Chicken Salad with Red Curry Butternut Squash

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  • 1 butternut squash
  • 600 g breasts (((bone-in , skin-on)))
  • 50 g red curry paste (or about 2 tablespoons)))
  • 2 olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 200 g basil leaves
  • 100 g cilantro
  • 200 g mesclun greens
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp Salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F

  2. Spread the butternut squash on the pan, leaving space for 2 chicken breasts in the center

  3. Mix 2 ounces of Thai red curry paste with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons of melted butter

  4. Spoon a little less than half over the chicken breasts and spread evenly all over the chicken

  5. Pour the rest over the butternut squash and toss to coat

  6. Roast the butternut squash for 30 min

  7. Turn the heat down to 350 degrees F

  8. Place the marinated chicken breasts on the pan with the squash and continue to roast for 35 min (the internal temperature should read 165F)

  9. When the cooking time is almost complete, assemble the salad

  10. Toss some torn mint, cilantro, and your preferred salad mix into a bowl with 1 small thinly sliced red onion

  11. In a separate bowl, whisk together the juice of 1 lime, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon fish sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 minced garlic clove, and ⅓ cup mild-flavored oil until it’s emulsified into a salad dressing

  12. Season with salt to taste

  13. Shred the chicken, and toss it with butternut squash, greens, and dressing for a warm Thai chicken salad

  14. You can also simply enjoy the butternut squash and chicken with some hearty sauteed fall greens like kale or collards on the side!

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