Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Spicy Braised Chicken with Pumpkin

half chicken - chopped into pieces
1/3 medium sized pumpkin - cut into large cubes
1 packet roasted chestnuts
1 tsp chopped ginger
1 tsp chopped galric
1 tsp chopped shallot
5 dried red chili or chili flakes to taste
2 bay  leaves
sprinkle of dried oregano and sage
salt and pepper to taste 
water for braising
cooking oil
chopped fresh parsley

  1. Season chicken with some salt and pepper.
  2. Heat up 1 tbsp oil in pan.  Brown chicken and set them aside. 
  3. Add 1 tbsp oil in a pot and fry ginger, garlic and shallot till aromatic.
  4. Add pan fried chicken pieces to the pot.  Add roasted chestnuts, dried chilli, bay leaves, dried oregano and sage.
  5. Layer pumpkin cubes on top of the chicken pieces.
  6. Add water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, low heat and bring to a simmer.
  7. Cook for 20 minutes or till pumpkin is tender.
  8. Add chopped fresh parsley and toss to mix well.
  9. Ladle into a serving bowl and serve warm. 

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