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One Pot Chicken and Pumpkin Rice

Calling all pumpkin lovers, this One Pot Chicken and Pumpkin Rice is for you! Delicious, hearty and ready in a flash not to mention it’s all made in one pot! One Pot Chicken and Pumpkin Rice - Calling all pumpkin lovers, this One Pot Chicken and Pumpkin Rice is for you! Delicious, hearty and ready in a flash not to mention it's all made in one pot!

Pumpkin rice is a popular dish throughout the Caribbean, probably more so in Jamaica where itโ€™s often served alongside Jerk Chicken.

A couple weeks ago thatโ€™s exactly what I had planned for lunch; pumpkin rice and jerk chicken, but then somehow I ran out of time. I was in such a hurry to throw lunch together that I decided to combine everything and so came about this One Pot Chicken and Pumpkin Rice. I made it again the following week just so I could get some step by step photos for you ๐Ÿ˜‰

One Pot Chicken and Pumpkin Rice

Itsย #nomnom !!!

This dish came together in a flash and received a big thumbs up from my hubby and the little princess.

One Pot Chicken and Pumpkin Rice - Calling all pumpkin lovers, this One Pot Chicken and Pumpkin Rice is for you! Delicious, hearty and ready in a flash not to mention it's all made in one pot!

Give it a try and let me know how you like it!

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One Pot Chicken and Pumpkin Rice
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Serves: 6
 
Calling all pumpkin lovers, this One Pot Chicken and Pumpkin Rice is for you! Delicious, hearty and ready in a flash not to mention it's all made in one pot!
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup white rice (long grain)
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups diced pumpkin
  • ยฝ medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger
  • olive oil
  • salt, black pepper, sweet paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F / 180ยบC
  2. Season chicken with salt, pepper and sweet paprika
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil and cook chicken pieces until no longer pink. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  4. Add additional olive oil and cook onions for about 2 minutes then add garlic, grated ginger, thyme and pumpkin. Cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Add rice. Stir to combine then add stock.
  6. Transfer skillet to the oven. Cook for approximately 30 minutes.
  7. Remove skillet from the oven and add in chicken pieces. Cook for another 10 minutes then check for rice doneness. Add additional water or stock, if rice is too dry or uncooked.

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Glendene So
    October 2, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Is the pumpkin raw when you cube it? How to you get the skin off it if it is?

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      Krystal
      October 5, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      Hello. Yes the pumpkin is raw. I peel the skin off with a knife.

  • Reply
    Earl
    July 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    That looks a lot like either okra or some kind of pepper in the photo — but neither is listed in the ingredients…..

    Help!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      July 16, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      Hi Earl, I garnished the finished dish with sliced jalapeรฑos.Hubby and I like our food with a bit of a kick ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        Earl
        July 17, 2016 at 7:57 am

        Ha! I’ll give that a try.

        Thanks.

        Home in a week or so and then I can make it and report.

        • Reply
          Krystal
          July 17, 2016 at 1:45 pm

          Excellent!

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    Kimberly
    July 7, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    I have a question, do you use a lid to cover the pot during any of the cooking?

    • Reply
      Krystal
      July 7, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      No I do not Kimberly ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Jen
    October 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Hi Krystal,
    I love the look of this recipe….I have never used anything but canned pumpkin…How do I choose a pumpkin to use to cook with? Thanks for any help! Jen

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 10, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      Hi Jen, any kind of pumpkin will do really, I often use butternut squash as well. Hope you like it!

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    Raia
    October 8, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    It looks delicious, Krystal! Thanks so much for sharing this at Savoring Saturdays! I’m going to be featuring it at this weekend’s party – hope to see you there! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      I’ll be there for sure. Thanks a lot!

  • Reply
    Annmarie
    October 5, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Pretty sure this needs to be my dinner tonight, YUM!

  • Reply
    Lisa @ Fun Money Mom
    October 5, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    This looks delicious and I love that it’s healthy too! I’ll have to make it sometime soon!
    Visiting from Best Of The Blogosphere

  • Reply
    Mary
    October 5, 2015 at 5:09 am

    This looks amazing…I can’t wait to try it!!

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    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    October 3, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Hi Krystal! This looks absolutely delicious! I love one pot meals … this seasonal chicken and pumpkin rice sounds so comforting and yummy. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing it at Savoring Saturdays! Hope to see you next week too.

    • Reply
      Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
      October 8, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Just stopping by again to let you know I’ll be featuring these at Savoring Saturdays this week. Love this recipe!

      • Reply
        Krystal
        October 10, 2015 at 12:29 pm

        Oh that’s awesome! Thanks Emily!

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    Marla
    October 3, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Hi Krystal,
    This sounds delicious, healthy, and hearty. I love anything with chicken especially when you add all those spices. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted.

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    Bethany @ Athletic Avocado
    October 3, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    I love the idea of mixing chicken with pumpkin! I normally do sweet pumpkin recipes, but I’m starting to venture off into the savory dishes. Savory pumpkin recipes for the win!

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    Farrah
    October 3, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Simple one-pot meals are the best! ๐Ÿ˜€ This looks super tasty! <3

  • Reply
    Sam @ PancakeWarriors
    October 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Such an interesting recipe! Loving the savory pumpkin ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    coreen
    October 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Healthy delicious and quick!!!! That’s great

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 3, 2015 at 8:36 am

      Thank you Coreen!

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