Remember a week or so ago when I made the chicken and pumpkin pizza? If not, don’t worry, it’s right here.Well, that got me thinking, what else can I use pumpkin in. I had chicken leftover from the pizza adventure and a bit of pumpkin. But pumpkin is a pantry staple so I just made a new batch. The pizza was part Mexican in flavor, part Indian in flavor, clearly it was an ethnically challenged pizza. I decided to play up the India flavors and turn it into a curry.
I’m so glad I did. This curry was AMAZING! It will be a new dinner staple in my house. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Now, don’t let the ingredients freak you out. Yes, it is long, but they all go in quickly. I promise this is worth the effort.
Chicken Pumpkin Curry
- 4 chicken thighs; boneless/skinless
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 tsp . granulated garlic
- 1/4 tsp . dried thyme
- 1/3 tsp . cinnamon
- 1/3 tsp . coriander
- 1/2 tsp . cumin
- 1/4 tsp . black pepper
- 1/4 tsp . salt
- 1/2 tsp . oregano
- 1/4 tsp . chili powder
- 1-15 oz . can pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/4 tsp . dried ground sage
- 1/4 tsp . thyme
- 1/3 tsp . sugar
- 2 tbsp . chicken broth
- 1/2 tsp . cumin
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 2 cloves garlic; minced/grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1-15 oz . can diced tomatoes
- 1/2 -1 cup cream (depending on personal tastes)
- 1 lime; juiced
- 11/2 cups freshly roasted red peppers; diced
- 4 tbsp . cilantro; chopped
- 2-3 cups cooked rice
Mix all the herbs and spices together for the chicken.
Rub the mixture into both sides of the chicken thighs.
On medium high heat, add olive oil to a skillet.
Once the skillet is hot, sear each chicken thigh.
Cook on each side for about 4 minutes or until cooked through.
Remove from the pan and allow to rest for several minutes before slicing.
In a non-stick skillet, over medium heat, add the freshly sliced red peppers and allow them to char.
Allow them to cook undisturbed for 2 minutes, then flip over and allow them to char on the other side.
Once they have cooked, remove and dice.
Meanwhile, add the pumpkin curry ingredients to a saucepan.
Mix well over a medium heat.
Layer in a bowl with cooked rice, pumpkin curry, sliced chicken, roasted red pepper, and cilantro. Enjoy.