I couldn’t quite decide what to make as a side dish for my baked chicken tonight, so I experimented with what I had. I had some orange veggies laying around (butternut squash and sweet potatoes) that I wanted cook and an apple that needed to be eaten. I was also craving something sweet, so this is what I came up with!
My man friend ravaged the side dish before he even touched the chicken and asked for seconds, so I’ll assume it was tasty 🙂
For the Orange Medley, you will need:
– 1/2 butternut squash, peeled and diced
– 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
– 1 apple (any kind), peeled and diced
– 1/2 yellow onion, diced
– 2 tablespoons coconut oil
– 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
– 2 tablespoons maple syrup
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
– sea salt and pepper to taste
To make the Orange Medley:
Peel and dice the butternut squash, sweet potato, and onion. Peel and dice the apple, but set aside from the other veggies. Heat a large pan on medium-high heat and melt the coconut oil and butter. Add the butternut squash, sweet potato, and onion to the pan and top with maple syrup, cinnamon, sea salt, and pepper. Sauté the veggies for about 10 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of water and cover the veggies with a lid. Let them cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Once the veggies are soft, add the apples and sauté for about 3 minutes.
I recommend serving this with baked chicken.