Chicken and Heirloom Pumpkin With Thyme Butter Sauce

"Any type of heirloom pumpkin or squash can be used for this recipe. The thyme butter sauce is a flavorful accompaniment to the sweet pumpkin."
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  • Cut the pumpkin into 1/4-inch thick slices. Add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan. Season pumpkin with salt and cook pumpkin until nicely browned on each side over medium heat. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Season chicken with salt, pepper, sage and dried coriander. Add a bit more olive oil to the pan and cook chicken until nicely browned on both sides - about 6 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan (set aside with the pumpkin).
  • Add butter to the pan and whisk in 2 teaspoons of flour. Whisk for about a minute, then add the chicken stock.
  • Add a dash of cream to the sauce, season with salt and pepper and remove from the heat.
  • Toss the spinach with lemon juice, and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Arrange a small pile of spinach on the plate, top with 2 pieces of pumpkin and 2 pieces of chicken. Drizzle thyme sauce over the top and enjoy.

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