This Chicken with Spices and Pumpkin Cubes is a typical autumn dish. The Pumpkin used in this dish is so sweet that it sometimes disguises itself as a fruit, like here. Now, if you prefer a more fragrant Squash than the pumpkin, try the Turban Squash. Excellent too!

First, here is the list of the different ingredients you will need to prepare the Chicken with Spices and Pumpkin Cubes that serves 6

  • 1 Free-range chicken about 2.5 kg
  • 1 or 2 pumpkin ribs of one kg total
  • 15 cl dry white wine
  • 4 pieces of star anise, 1 small bunch of coriander or parsley and 1 tbsp sugar
  • 30 g butter
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Now, here are the different steps you will have to follow to make the Chicken with Spices and Pumpkin Cubes with a preparation time of 15 minutes and a cooking time of one hour.

First, salt and pepper the chicken. Inside, put the bunch of coriander or parsley and half of the anise and cinnamon. Then, brown it on all sides in a large casserole dish with hot oil and butter.

Then add two tablespoons of water, cover and cook for about 40 minutes, turning it several times. Meanwhile, peel the pumpkin and remove the seeds if necessary. Cut it into small, regular cubes.

About 20 minutes before the chicken is done cooking, add the small cubes of pumpkin and the rest of the spices to the casserole dish. Then, sprinkle with the spoon of sugar and caramelise for 5 minutes while stirring. Finally, poor the white wine and continue cooking for a total time of 45 minutes.

In Conclusion: Remove the chicken from the cocotte and put on a large warmed plate. Cover with foil and leave to rest for 10 minutes. Then, cut in pieces. Place your chicken pieces on a hot dish and surrounded with the pumpkin cubes. Decorate with sprigs of coriander. Baste the meat with the juice and serve.

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