Braised Chicken with Pumpkin, Sage, & Walnuts

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by Lizzie-Babette

Delicious winter dish. Pretty easy to make, yet is definitely a dish you can serve to company. The braising adds moistness and flavor. You can tweak this one quite a bit to suit your taste (add wine to the stock, more pepper, a mix of winter root vegetables instead of pumpkin, different nuts or spices, etc). Adapted from a recipe by Michael Lomonaco, chef of the former "Windows on the World" which was in one of the NYC World Trade Center towers.

Top Review by evelyn/athens

Oh, I can see this becoming a winter-time favourite. Lovely flavours developed. With the veggies cooking down into a sweet mass. I was a bit sceptical at first with the combination of ingredients, but my fil had given me a huge squash and it needed to be used up. I'm so glad I made this as sometimes you can only be turned into a believer by actually trying. Do try this recipe atleast once this winter!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Generously sprinkle chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Over medium heat, melt olive oil and butter in a large pan that you can fit all chicken pieces in without crowding.
  3. (Note: pan must have a lid) Add chicken, skin side down, and cook slowly until chicken is golden brown color.
  4. Turn pieces over, add onions, carrots, and pumpkin and cook until chicken is golden brown.
  5. Once the chicken is browned, let it and the vegetables cook slowly together for 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Add about 1 3/4 c of hot stock and simmer over low heat for 30-35 minutes, slightly uncovered, checking occasionally to add more stock, if needed.
  7. Transfer chicken pieces to a large serving platter.
  8. Add walnuts and sage to the pot and cook for two minutes.
  9. Spoon vegetables onto the serving platter around the chicken, and pour the remaining sauce in the pot over the chicken.
  10. Sprinkle reserved sage and walnuts over the dish to garnish.

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