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Spicy chicken, pumpkin and roasted garlic rice

Spicy chicken, pumpkin and roasted garlic rice

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Hay Hay it’s Donna Day is back after a short but sweet summer break.  The past couple weeks I have been tweeting and asking, what do you want.  Sweet?  Savory?  Everyone came back with savory.  Savory it is.  I picked an easy and delicious spicy chicken dish with pumpkin.  Vegetarians – let’s see your take on this recipe, maybe a little tofu or just an extra dose of pumpkin?  Don’t have pumpkin available in your part of the world, maybe add some butternut squash or kabocha?

Spicy chicken, pumpkin and roasted garlic rice

photo credit:  Donna Hay Magazine


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Recipe:  Spicy Chicken, Pumpkin and Roasted Garlic Rice

serves 4


2 x 200g chicken breast fillets, skin on

350g pumpkin, peeled and chopped

1 head garlic, cloves separated

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon chili flakes

2cups cooked brown rice

1 cup torn basil leaves

¼ cup (60ml) white wine vinegar

2tablespoons olive oil, extra

How To:

Preheat oven to 425ºF.

Place the chicken, pumpkin, garlic, olive oil and chili on a baking tray and toss to combine.

Roast for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

Squeeze the garlic from the skins and place in a bowl with the pumpkin, rice, basil, vinegar, and extra olive oil.

Mix well to combine.

Slice the chicken and serve with the rice.



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Wednesday 29th of June 2011

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Saturday 16th of October 2010

Sounds delicious. I've put the date in my diary and I'm looking forward to being part of this challenge for the first time.