Chicken in Pumpkin Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Chef JTwombly

Created this little gem of a dish on a day off from work. Turned out fabulously! Super simple recipe and takes no time to make if using pre-cooked chicken (can also be made with leftover turkey).

Top Review by mickeydownunder

This is terrific, true! Used cooked chicken made like this too! Pureed my own pumpkin, added LOTS of black pepper too, And also cos used no sugar added, added 1/2 tsp sugar, TRUE! Couldn't resist adding chilli flakes...but is me, REALLY good recipe! THANKS!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs cooked chicken or 2 lbs cooked turkey, cooled and torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1 (540 ml) can pumpkin (not pie filling, just regular pumpkin)
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 12 cup applesauce
  • 1 -2 teaspoon minced garlic (according to tastes)
  • 1 -2 teaspoon coarse salt (according to taste)


  1. Start on a medium temperature.
  2. In a large pot (I have an electric deep sided frying pan), add the applesauce, garlic and pumpkin together.
  3. Add just enough apple juice to loosen the sauce to coat the back of a spoon lightly.
  4. Season with salt.
  5. Heat thoroughly, adjusting seasoning according to taste.
  6. Add meat and simmer on low until heated all the way through.
  7. Serve with your choice of potato, noodle or rice, vegetable and of course some nice multi-grain bread to wipe up all that yummy sauce!

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