Pumpkin chicken stew

Cooked this for my friends’ kids who came over for a play date today and I am updating the blog for their sake. =p

Pumpkin chicken stew (for a truck load of toddlers)

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 2 small stalks of celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 150-200gm of organic pumpkin, diced
  • 3 small potatoes (suitable for stew, e.g. Russell), diced
  • A handful of fine asparagus spears, diced
  • 500gm of chicken breast, diced
  • Salt
  • Coarse black pepper
  • Italian herb
  • 1 organic chicken stock cube
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbspn of butter
  • 2 tbspn of oil
  • 1-1.5tbson of plain flour (optional)

Method

  1. Heat up the pan. Add in oil, lower the fire and add the butter.
  2. Stir-fry onion for about 3 mins or till it became softened (but not brown).
  3. Add garlic and stir-fry till it’s light golden brown.
  4. Add potato, carrot and pumpkin. Stir-fry with high heat for 2 mins.
  5. Add celery, water and stock cube. Bring to boil and simmer for 15mins.
  6. Season the chicken meat with salt, black pepper and herb according to taste. If the stew in the pot is too watery, add flour to the chicken meat.
  7. Add in asparagus and chicken meat into the pan. Mix everything, bring to boil and simmer for another 5-10mins.

Tips:

  • Ensure the vegetables and chicken cubes are similar size, so cooking will be done together.
  • Prepare this in advance and freeze in glass jars for rainy day meals.
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2 responses to “Pumpkin chicken stew

  1. Hello! Found your blog while surfing, and am glad I found this recipe! Thanks for sharing… Will try it sometime soon!

  2. That sounds delicious, I will have to make it this weekend!

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