Butternut Squash and Chicken Mash

The title tells it all — Butternut Squash and Chicken Mash. My photo for this dish didn’t come out so great — a little blurry (see below). What was I thinking? It must be the dry eyes I’ve been struggling with for the past 6 months … but I digress.

Irregardless of the picture, this is a paleo recipe you should try. It’s definitely filling and uses one of my favorite food ingredients — butternut squash. The chicken is shredded which is good since there are crushed hazelnuts that the recipe calls for also which gives it a good texture.

(Did you know … Some people – like me – are allergic to hazelnuts. I can eat them when they are in a bag and out of their shell and usually not have any problems. But if I buy them in their shell, crack them then eat them, I get tingly sensations on my tongue. Weird, eh? Anyone else have that problem?)

Back to the recipe. The dish was a little bland (spinach doesn’t have too much flavor) but it suited me just fine. I don’t think I would have changed anything about it.

Chicken Butternut Squash Hazelnut Mash
Chicken Butternut Squash Hazelnut Mash

We paired this Butternut Mash dish with a Blood Orange and Avocado Salad. Simply delicious!

Blood Orange and Avocado Salad
Blood Orange and Avocado Salad

I’m a huge fan of avocados though so that will always make me lean to the right in a reviewing a recipe.

This recipe also calls for spinach (we had a big Popeye eating dinner with lots of Vitamin A and K and, well, a lot of good stuff!)

This pairing of recipes worked really well together.

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