Recipes Main Courses Poultry and Game Spiced Pumpkin Chicken

Spiced Pumpkin Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 140 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6

Made with our time-saving braising sauce, this dish features tender chicken flavored with roasted pumpkin and autumn spices. Garnish with fresh flat-leaf parsley for a touch of color, or sprinkle each serving with pepitas (toasted pumpkin seeds) for a bit of crunch and nutty flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken, about 4 lb. (2 kg), cut into 8 pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 jar (25 oz./709 g) spiced pumpkin braising sauce
  • Mashed potatoes or cooked noodles for serving

Directions:

Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

Slow-cooker method: In a large fry pan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. Working in batches, brown the chicken on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes per batch. Transfer the chicken to a slow cooker and add the braising sauce. Cover and cook on high according to the manufacturer’s instructions until the chicken is fork-tender, about 2 hours.

Oven method: Preheat an oven to 350°F (180°C). In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. Working in batches, brown the chicken on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes per batch. Return all the chicken to the pot and add the braising sauce. Cover the pot, transfer to the oven and cook until the chicken is fork-tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Serve the chicken alongside the mashed potatoes or noodles. Serves 4 to 6.

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