Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Swanky Chicken Rundown with Pumpkin Rice


Looks good doesn't it?  That's what I thought when I saw it in a Eat Caribbean cookbook that my friend Leslea let me borrow.  A recipe with swanky in the name has to be good. The cookbook suggested pairing the Swanky Chicken Rundown with pumpkin rice, but didn't actually provide the recipe. The recipe I found used butternut squash instead of pumpkin. Apparently that is a bit more authentic.I am not really sure about that and to be honest it was actually a bit bland. I think my fear of over spicing backfired on me.


Saveur Pumpkin Rice Recipe

For the chicken, I started with the rundown sauce. First diced scotch bonnet peppers were simmered in coconut milk until the mixture reduced by half. Make sure to wear gloves or you will end up in pain like I did!


The chicken was seared and cooked in a very hot pan.


The reduced sauce was poured over the chicken.


It was pretty tasty, but a bit milder than I expected. Next time I am really going to spice up the sauce. OH and maybe serve it with a fruity drink and lots of rum? That sounds like a great idea!!


Big Fat Gini said...

The pumpkin part kinda throws me off, but I think it sounds really yummy overall. Or, maybe I'm just mesmerized by the idea of fruity rum drinks...

Cheryl and Adam @ said...

Pumpkin rice sounds delicious! Never had it but looking forward to trying it. Thanks!