This is one of my favorite stews. It started out as recipe I found online but I have made so many changes I am willing to call it mine! It uses a variety different vegetables and tender chicken thighs. The butternut squash when simmered falls apart and thickens the stew nicely, imparting a sweet flavor. Fresh thyme is worth buying for this recipe, as it really adds a different flavor than dried thyme. The turmeric is added for its color and also anti-inflammatory properties.
This recipe makes for great leftovers and is a great school lunch packed in a thermos the next day. Compared to the standard sandwich, this stew is packed with nutrition!