Pumpkin-Curry Chicken over Cashew Rice
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 2 cups uncooked jasmine rice
- 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 4 teaspoons curry powder, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup apple butter
- 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
- 1/3 cup chopped cashews, toasted
- Minced fresh parsley
- Cook rice according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon curry powder and pepper. In a large skillet, saute chicken in oil for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
- Stir in the pumpkin, broth, raisins, apple butter, five-spice powder and remaining curry powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
- Stir cashews into cooked rice and serve with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with parsley.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested with commercially prepared apple butter.
Nutrition Facts1 cup chicken mixture with 1 cup rice: 609 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 85g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 5g fiber), 36g protein.
Jun 4, 2020
That looks AWESOME, Aysha! I may even try it for Thanksgiving. There are only two of us and I don't want to cook a huge turkey with all the trimmings.
Feb 23, 2020
Nov 4, 2019
Love this dish. So easy to prepare and yet the flavor blends nicely together. I used chicken thigh meat and it’s tender and moist and absorbs all the flavor. I halved the Five spice as we are not too crazy about it. This is a simple Asian style (Japanese?J curry that is slightly on the sweet side. Not the typical Thai style curry with complex flavors, but perfect for a simple weekday dinner!
Mar 28, 2018
This was so amazing. Perfect recipe to use up some leftover canned pumpkin, but also worth opening up a can of pumpkin for. I used golden raisins and I think they suited the recipe. I served with rice and a salad and it was a memorable dinner that I plan to make again. It needed some salt and I would sub chicken thighs next time and that is it. Please make this if you like curries, you won't regret it. I did about 1/3 hot curry powder and 2/3 mild to get the heat that I wanted. Just my two cents.
Nov 13, 2016
This is a family-favorite for us, and a great way to use of pumpkin when you have half a can left over from something else. My husband is allergic to cashews so we always use almonds in the rice.
Oct 24, 2012
I added half of and onion (sliced) and two stalks of celery (sliced) for some veggies and halved the raisins due to personal preference. I also used home-made apple butter. None of these choices affected how I rated the recipe though...We have had our fair share of curries from all parts of Asia and this was definitely over-spiced. If I were to make it again, I would reduce the black pepper by half and quarter the 5-spice. I used a madras curry powder blend (it's yellow) and I think 4 tsp of that was too much as well. The spices might temper out with the addition of a can of coconut milk, but by the time I thought of it, dinner was already over. You really want to make all the rice called for; specifically with the spice-heavy content of this.
Nov 15, 2011
First of all, it looks really gross on your plate! :) I guess I shouldn't have tried this plate because I don't think my husband and I are really fans of indian/thai food. The flavor wasn't really bad, but I don't like the chinese 5 spice powder and we just couldn't stomach this recipe. I think it was a combination of the looks and texture. I ended up throwing out the leftovers and we couldn't even finish our rice!
Nov 7, 2011
This was so good!! I attempted to make it just as recipe said but missed the applebutter so I sliced up apple and added it instead. I did add more broth as I wanted a little more sauce to go with the rice. Yum, my husband loved it. I have tried other recipes with pumpkin and always surprised how good they are! Thanks
Nov 6, 2011
I've made a lot of curry dishes and this is one of the best! All the flavors combined perfectly.
Oct 18, 2011
We made this using home-made apple butter and it was delicious! The diverse ingredients in this recipe combine to create an authentic Indian flavor that ranks up there with the best curry recipes we have tasted since being in India.