Crockpot Paleo Chicken with Butternut Squash, Pears and Cranberries

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Crockpot Paleo Chicken with Butternut Squash, Pears and Cranberries is delicious and so good for you!

Crockpot Chicken, Pears and Cranberries is so wonderfully delicious that you will forget how healthy it is for you! This is a scrumptious Paleo crockpot recipe that is full of spices and will have your taste buds going crazy.  My family fell in love with this chicken dish.

Crockpot Paleo Chicken with Butternut Squash, Pears and Cranberries is delicious and so good for you

I put all the ingredients in the crockpot first thing in the morning and cooked this dinner meal on low all day. My house was full of such a sweet and savory aroma when I got home later that night. My hubby who is usually a meat and potatoes kind of guy, really liked this meal. Be sure to try it because you will NOT be disappointed!

Crockpot Chicken with Butternut Squash, Pears and Cranberries is a great Paleo recipe!

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Crockpot Chicken with Butternut Squash, Pears and Cranberries
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Recipe type: Crockpot
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash (1.5 lbs.), cubed
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 bosc pear, sliced
  • 1 cup raw cranberries
  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into halves or quarters)
  • 1 cup veggie or chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Layer squash cubes at the bottom of the crockpot.
  2. Put half of the onions, pears, and cranberries on top.
  3. Add 1 bay leaf and some spices.
  4. Arrange a layer of chicken on top of the spices.
  5. Add another layer of spices and the second bay leaf on top of the chicken.
  6. Add the remaining onion, pear, and cranberries.
  7. Pour the broth over the mixture.
  8. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

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Comments

  1. I love the sounds of this. I am always looking for recipes that include butternut squash. Thank you for sharing :)

  2. I made this tonight – it is AMAZING! Absolutely love it. Super simple to put together, awesome “presentation value”, great flavors, and healthy to boot! Thank you so much for posting!!

  3. I’m trying to incorporate more Paleo recipes into our weekly menu. Thanks for sharing! I’ll be pinning this to try later.

  4. Do you cook the butternut squash, or peel it, prior to putting it in the crockpot?

  5. I could not find raw cranberries. Would it be terrible to use dried?

    • Melissa@StockpilingMoms says:

      It just won’t be “as clean”. When cranberries come in season maybe you can pick some up and freeze.

  6. Thanks so much! I will definitely do that once they are in season.

  7. This looks amazing. I will be putting it on my grocery list today. What side dish do you recommend serving it with? my husband has to have a side dish with it?

  8. What spices do you use?

  9. What is best served with this dish?

  10. We tried this at Thanksgiving…my only modification is that I added a bit more chicken than it called for. To tell you the truth the only flavor I got was the squash. So when leftover time came I added a good bit more cinnamon, some butter, and some maple syrup. That made it great. Also was good with cranberry sauce on the side. My suggestion is to ramp up the spices and add some butter or coconut oil. :) happy eating

  11. Do you think I could substitute pumpkin for the butternut squash? I have a few more sugar pumpkins from my garden to use up and we already finished eating all of our butternuts from the Fall.

  12. This looks like such an interesting combination of flavors – and I love that it all just goes in the crockpot – will definitely be trying this. Thanks for sharing!

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