Delicious Braised Chicken with Squash and Mushrooms {Recipe}

Delicious Braised Chicken with Squash and Mushrooms

This comforting dish is always a crowd pleaser, including the kids. The spicy chili marinated strips of chicken pair beautifully with the buttery shitake mushrooms and squash. The fish sauce helps pull the flavours together and make the dish pop.

So easy to make too,  enjoy!

Yield: 4-6 servings

Braised Chicken with Squash and Mushrooms

Braised Chicken with Squash and Mushrooms
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4 Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 5 tbsp (75 mL) Thai Kitchen Spicy Thai Chili Sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Canola Oil
  • 3 medium shallots, sliced thin
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Chicken or Vegetable Stock
  • 175 g (6 oz) peeled and diced butternut squash
  • 115 g (4 oz) shiitake mushrooms quartered
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Thai Kitchen Premium Fish Sauce


1. Cut each chicken breast into 6 diagonal slices (with the grain). Put into a bowl with the Spicy Thai chili sauce and marinate for at least 1 hour and up to 24.

2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the chicken slices, stir-frying them for two minutes. Add the shallot slices and stir-fry for 1 or 2 minutes more.

3. Add the chicken or vegetable stock and bring the mixture to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes.

4. Stir in the diced squash and quartered mushrooms, cover the pan, and continue cooking for 5 minutes at a gentle simmer.

5. Remove the pan from the heat and uncover. Add the fish sauce, adding more if seasoning requires adjusting. Garnish with fresh cilantro, lime and serve with jasmine rice.


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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

39 responses to “Delicious Braised Chicken with Squash and Mushrooms {Recipe}”

  1. Looks absolutely delicious, yummy!

  2. Looks delicious, love Thai inspired food!

  3. This looks quite good and a meal we would enjoy. I bet that instead of squash that cubed sweet potatoes could be used also!

    • Love the sweet potato idea!

  4. This looks like a very healthy and delicious dish. I may get bold enough to try it. Thank you for this recipe.

  5. This recipe looks so yummy, I will definately be making it in the near future!

  6. I love the colours of the dish, I’m not keen on squash so I might have to substitute something for that, just can’t think what at the moment 🙁

    • Sweet Potato 😉

  7. This sounds so fresh and tasty!

  8. I love a meal that looks like this

  9. If the snow stops and and can get to store we will be having this for dinner

  10. Sounds delicious. I’d love to try it…but with a spoon. lol

  11. its looks good – one day I am really going to have to try squash

  12. Mmmm looks hearty and delicious. I love the incorporation of squash

  13. This looks so good, I have been voting daily for this recipe to win.

    • Thank you Anna! Hope you win one of the prizes!

  14. I am going to love this dish! It sounds delicious and I love squash!

  15. Looks so good!! i have been voting for you everyday 🙂

  16. This dish looks really tasty! I’ve been voting!

  17. I vote for your great recipe every day! Best of luck!

  18. I’ve voted for you everyday! 🙂

  19. Thanks!

  20. What a wonderful Recipe! Looks so good!

  21. This looks yummy and healthy–just what I look for in a recipe!

  22. This one is one of my favorites

  23. I served this for lunch yesterday and it was a hit!

  24. I love butternut squash and mushrooms so am looking forward to trying this recipe.

  25. Pretty fond of squash and mushrooms. Hope to make this recipe soon.

  26. This recipe sounds delicious.

  27. I’ve added this delicious sounding recipe to my list to try…thank you!

  28. I love any dish with butternut squash,its my favirite squash

  29. I added some white potato because hubby think its not a meal without it,but overall its a very nice dish

  30. This looks so delicious and a real comfort food to me in the colder months.Thank you so much for posting it.

  31. I’m not usually that fond of squash but this recipe looks delicious

  32. Mmm this looks fabulous! I love the squash and mushroom combination. Thank you!

  33. I love squash and mushrooms. This sounds like a delicious combination with chicken. It will be a must try. Thanks for sharing.

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