Braised Chicken Thighs with Winter Vegetables

Are you craving a warm, comforting dinner during these cooler months? This one-pot Braised Chicken Thighs with Winter Vegetables meal will fill you and the family right up. Wholesome veggies like butternut squash, potatoes, and onions add tons of flavors to this easy chicken dish.

Home cooking doesn’t have to be difficult. After a long day of work, sometimes it’s tough to make your way to the kitchen to cook dinner, but with a little meal planning and some simple recipes, it definitely can be done! My favorite recipes tend to be those made in the slow cooker, sheet pan suppers, and one-pot meals. Easy to prep and easy to clean up, which is just my style.

Nutrition Tip: Just one cup of butternut squash nourishes the body with the recommended daily intake of vitamin A! Vitamin A is beneficial for your immune system, as it helps the body prevent illness and disease.

Braised Chicken Thighs One Pot Meal

This Braised Chicken Thighs with Winter Vegetables recipe is so simple, you will want to add it onto your seasonal menu rotation. It’s a one-pan wonder starting with the chicken being seared in a Dutch Oven or large pot.

Let the stove do the work and after 20 minutes later you’ve got a pot full of tender chicken and veggies and an incredibly flavorful sauce from the braising liquid.

We liked ours served over rice but you can skip that part if you’d like. Sprinkle the chicken with a bit more fresh oregano and dinner is served.

Winter Vegetables & Chicken Thighs

Key Ingredients for this Braised Chicken Thighs with Winter Vegetables

Equipment you need to make this one pot chicken dinner

Dutch Oven or Large Pot

Tongs or Spatula

Sharp Knife

Vegetable Peeler

How to Make Braised Chicken Thighs with Winter Vegetables

First place flour on a plate and lightly dredge the chicken thighs in the flour.

Next heat the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch Oven over medium-high heat. Add in the chicken and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Then flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until brown on both sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Heat the remaining 1 Tbsp. of olive oil in the pot. Then add in the onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add in the butternut squash, potatoes, and garlic and cook 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken broth, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Add the chicken back in to the pot, tucking it into vegetables. Bring the pot to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked throughout. Sprinkle with some additional chopped oregano, if desired and enjoy!

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Braised Chicken Thighs with Winter Vegetables

Christine Pittman
This Braised Chicken Thighs with Winter Vegetables recipe comes together in one pot for a filling and comforting Winter meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Entree & Main Dishes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 2998 kcal

Equipment

  • Dutch Oven or large pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 cup diced sweet onions
  • 2 cups peeled cubed butternut squash
  • 2 cups peeled cubed russet potatoes
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place flour on plate and lightly dredge chicken in flour.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large pot or Dutch Oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook 3-4 minutes, flip and cook additional 3-4 minutes, or until brown on both sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Heat the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in pot. Add onion and cook 5 minutes, or until softened. Add squash, potatoes and garlic and cook 5 minutes. Stir in broth, oregano, salt and pepper. Add chicken back to pot, tucking it into vegetables. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with additional chopped oregano, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 2998kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 494gFat: 94gSaturated Fat: 28gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 39gCholesterol: 1383mgSodium: 1507mgPotassium: 8572mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 194IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 173mgIron: 14mg
Keyword Braised chicken, butternut squash, chicken thighs, winter vegetables
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