Chicken and Rice -Twice as Nice Baked in a Pumpkin


  Here is a new entertaining Autumn Dinner that will 'wow' your guests!  
Chicken, rice, and vegetables come together to make a delicious dish, baked inside a pumpkin.



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1 sugar baby pumpkin, seeds and strings removed

2 Tbl. olive oil

2 chicken breasts, bones and skin removed, cut into cubes

2 carrot, sliced into coins

2 celery stalks, diced

1 cup wild rice blend

1 ½ cup chicken stock

1 -2 handful baby spinach

1 can of creamy soup (such as mushroom, or chicken & mushroom)


Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the pumpkin on a rimmed baking sheet and set aside.

Heat a saute pan over medium high heat. Add the oil and chicken. Stir and saute until no pink remains in the center of the chicken pieces

Add the celery and carrots. Stir for 4 minutes.

Add the rice and chicken stock. Reduce to low and cover. Simmer 10 minutes, until rice starts to soften and has absorbed the majority of the water.

Add the baby spinach and soup. Stir well.

Place in the pumpkin and fit the lid back on.

Bake for 1 hour, until the pumpkin is fork tender when pierced
Serve hot. Serves 3-4