Nothing captures the essence of autumn quite like the image of a bountiful horn of plenty, overflowing with ripe seasonal fruits and veggies. With such a variety of produce coming into season this time of year, the number of delicious recipes to cook up are endless.
We’ve picked a few of our favourite recipes using fall fruits and veggies for you to try.
Who says you have to save fruit for dessert? Cooking with fruit adds a delicate sweetness that enhances the flavour of a savoury dish.
Roasted Rosemary Chicken with Maple Pears:This simple yet flavourful recipe uses only nine ingredients, including fall favorites like cinnamon and nutmeg. If rosemary isn’t your thing, replace it with dried tarragon, dried leaf thyme, or herbs de Provence seasoning.
Chicken Flatbread with Caramelized Onion and Pear: We all know that pears pair perfectly with brie cheese. This recipe packs a flavourful punch with the addition of pesto, caramelized onions, and other healthy veggies.
Chicken in Apple Mustard Sauce: Having guests over for dinner? Serve this delightful dish with a side of asparagus and mashed potatoes for an upscale comfort meal that will leave your guests raving!
Cranberry Ginger Chicken Breasts: The tartness of whole cranberries complements the smoky flavours of cayenne pepper and cumin. Serve with roasted fingerling potatoes or root vegetables for an easy fall meal.
Maple Glazed Chicken with Cheddar Apple Stuffing: All it takes are seven simple ingredients to pull together this chicken dish fit for a king! Finely chopped apples are mixed with sage, onion, and sharp cheese, then stuffed into lean Canadian chicken breasts and finished off with a maple Dijon glaze.
Curried Chicken Salad with Peaches: This Indian-inspired salad pairs chicken with curry and chutney, and fresh coriander gives it an extra boost of flavor.
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Roast Chicken with Outside Stuffing: This beautiful roast chicken uses simple seasoning and is served with an apple and sweet potato stuffing making it the perfect meal to enjoy on those chilly autumn days.
Ground Chicken, Squash and Chickpea Soup: Not only is this recipe easy on the wallet, it’s also loaded with nutritious ingredients. Bonus: Each serving contains a mere 250 calories!
Roast Chicken & Root Vegetables with a Balsamic Honey Reduction: Roasted root veggies like parsnips and squash are nutritious and high in fiber. Pair them with lean Canadian chicken breasts and green vegetables like broccoli or asparagus for a complete meal.
Mayan-Style Pumpkin and Chicken Soup: Pumpkin, allspice, and sage are combined with chicken broth and cooked chicken to make a rich, satisfying soup. Top with roasted pumpkin seeds for a tasty garnish. Pumpkin can easily be swapped for butternut squash if you prefer.
Thai-Kabocha Squash Soup: If you’re following a gluten-free diet then this soup is for you. The combination of sweet coconut milk, lime, cilantro, and ginger pair perfectly with the smooth texture of squash. If you can’t find Kabocha squash, try using pumpkin or butternut squash instead.