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Pan Seared Chicken Leg Quarters with Butternut Squash Curry and Cauliflower Rice

This flavorful hearty dish is packed with vitamins A and C, and loaded with fiber, healthy carbs and protein. The turmeric in curry is a highly recognized anti-inflammatory spice shown to aid in reducing joint pain, helping with weight loss, and high on the list of cancer prevention!

Serves 4

Cook and Prep time: 40-50 Minutes



  • 1-2 tbs. butter
  • 4 chicken leg quarters
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 2 tbs. coconut oil
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Thai chili, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 2 tsp. yellow curry powder
  • 4 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 - 3.5 oz. can full coconut milk
  • 2 cups bone broth (see our recipe on page 110)
  • 1 tbs. lime juice
  • Thai basil leaves, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 drops liquid stevia



1. Preheat oven to 450° F. Melt butter in cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat.

2. Rinse and pat chicken dry. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Sear 5 minutes in skillet, then flip and sear on other side 5 minutes.

4. Bake 8 minutes or until chicken is 170° F.

Butternut Squash Curry

1. In a saucepan, melt coconut oil and sauté onion, garlic, and chili (if using) until onions are translucent (4–5 minutes).

2. Add curry and cook a couple more minutes. Stir in butternut. Add coconut milk and broth to cover squash. Bring to boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cook 20 minutes.

3. Finish with lime juice, basil, salt, pepper, and stevia.

4. Add cauliflower rice to bowl and place chicken quarter on top. Pour curry over to serve.


Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 434
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28 g 44 %
Saturated Fat 11 g 54 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 29 mg 10 %
Sodium 142 mg 6 %
Potassium 903 mg 26 %
Total Carbohydrate24 g 8 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 17 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 30 g 59 %
Vitamin A 369 %
Vitamin C 306 %
Calcium 12 %
Iron 18 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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