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Pumpkin Barbecue Chicken and Curried Broccoli Rappini October 8, 2010

Pumpkin Barbecue Chicken and Curried Broccoli Rappini

Kathryn says: I can’t get enough pumpkin lately. I made J dinner the other night, and I thought I’d experiment with it. I love barbecue sauce, so I mixed it with some canned pumpkin and cinnamon and put it on chicken. It may sound unusual, but I highly recommend this combination. It made for one sweet seasonal meal. For a side, we had broccoli rappini. I tried seasoning it with curry for the first time, and J and I agreed that it was delicious and different. If you’re feeling bold in the kitchen, try putting these unique ingredients to lip-lickin’ good use.

For Pumpkin Barbecue Chicken:


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1/2 can of pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup sweet barbecue sauce
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp. cracked pepper
  • 4 cloves of garlic, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Rinse chicken and place in glass baking dish.
  3. Mix together pumpkin, barbecue sauce, and cinnamon. Set a small bowl aside (about 1/3 cup) to serve as extra dipping sauce. Spread the rest over the chicken.
  4. Put the remaining spices on top.
  5. Sprinkle the garlic on top.
  6. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until fully cooked.

For Curried Broccoli Rappini:


  • 1 head of broccoli rappini
  • 5 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. curry
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. sea salt


  1. Wash the broccoli rappini and chop it into bight sizes.
  2. Pour 2 tbs. olive oil into a large frying pan. Add the broccoli rappini and toss.
  3. Add the salt, spices, and remaining 3 tbs. of olive oil to the top.
  4. Cook on the stovetop on medium-high heat and continue to stir. Cook until the broccoli and fully wilted.

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