Roasted Pumpkin with Green Beans and Chicken

A hearty home cooked dish just in time for the fall

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Yield
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Recipe CategoriesChicken Vegetables

Ingredients

2Poundpumpkin or acorn squash
3Tablespoonvegetable oil
1⁄4TeaspoonSalt
1⁄4Teaspoonpepper
1stickButter
1Poundboneless, skinless chicken breast cut into ½ inch strips
3TablespoonBrown Sugar
1Tablespoonfresh ginger, grated
1Teaspoonfish sauce
1Clovegarlic, chopped
1Poundgreen beans or Chinese peas, trimmed
2Tablespoonsherry vinegar or rice wine vinegar
2Tablespoonsoy sauce
10leafbasil, torn or sliced
1⁄2Teaspoonchili flakes
1⁄4eachof lemon or lime
2Tablespoongreen onions, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425˚.
  2. Prepare the pumpkin. Peel it, cut it in half lengthwise, seed it, and cut it diagonally into 1’’ chunks.
  3. Toss the pumpkin with the oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Place on a baking pan and bake for 30-40 minutes, until the pumpkin is tender.
  5. When there are about 10 minutes left on the baking of the pumpkin, heat a wok or skillet to medium high.
  6. Add in half of the butter and let it melt.
  7. When the butter begins to bubble and lightly brown, add in the chicken and brown it. (Make sure that the pan is not overcrowded or the chicken will steam.)
  8. Cook for about 4 minutes.
  9. Add in the sugar, ginger, fish sauce, and garlic.
  10. Cook 1 minute.
  11. Add in green beans, sherry vinegar, and soy sauce.
  12. Allow the steam from the sauce to cook the beans (about 3 minutes).
  13. Add in basil leaves, chili flakes, and the second half of the butter. Stir to melt butter in.
  14. Squeeze in the juice from the lemon or lime.
  15. Remove pumpkin from the oven.
  16. Add pumpkin to the beans and chicken.
  17. Serve in a platter and sprinkle with green onions.

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