Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Chicken and Pumpkin With Noodles (Slow-Cooker)

There are occasions, largely sick days (I confess!), that I turn away from chocolate chip cookies, fried chicken, cheesy bites and scrumptious cakes. Not even the sight of gooey Nutella oozing out of a puff pastry can lure my dulled sense of taste.

Slow-Cooked Chicken and Pumpkin

These are days I call for healthier food. I deserve a smack on the head really, to think about eating healthy only when I'm under the weather, but that's how things work with me. A lot of soul bashing goes on when I'm plonked on the bed with a runny nose and a box of tissue.

Cooking would be the last thing on my mind, but the idea of a pizza delivery guy at the door? Mmm.. not someone I'd want to get up for.

So, this is my go-to recipe for not-so-sunny days. It's plain but tasty nonetheless and a no-brainer to prepare.

- 2 whole leg of chicken
- 2 to 3 cups pumpkin (which has been cut into small chunks)
- 10 pcs baby carrots
- 1½ to 2 cups hot water
- Light soy sauce to taste
- Salt to taste
- 1 packet dried springy noodles


1) Pat the chicken dry using a paper towel. Marinate chicken with soy sauce and leave aside.

2) Add half cup hot water into the slow cooker.

3) Lay pumpkin and carrots into the slow cooker. Then, place marinated chicken on top.

4) Add additional water around the sides, until it just touches the chicken pieces.

5) Sprinkle a bit of salt over. Cook on high for about 2 to 2 ½ hours (Timing may vary depending on slow cooker brand/type).

Note : I basted the chicken once after 1 hour 45 minutes (using the sauce in the cooker).

1) Add the ingredients into the cooker.
2) Cook for 2 hours plus!
3) Serve!

6) Boil dried noodles in water until cooked, following packet instructions. Rinse with drinking water and drain well. Eat with slow-cooked chicken in pumpkin gravy, as pictured below.

Slow-Cooker Chicken and Pumpkin With Noodles

Alternatively, have this with rice.


August 8, 2014 - This recipe was featured by Asian Food Channel on their Facebook and other social media pages.
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  1. Yummy! Love those colours, Sharon! Wanna tuck in for a treat too :)

  2. Oh Sharon, this chicken with pumpkin looks great...somehow I never thought in adding pumpkin to chicken dish...thanks for the inspiration.
    Have a wonderful week :D

    1. Awww... thank you, Juliana. Have a wonderful day! =D

  3. Totally sounds like comfort food, Sharon! if I were there I'd make you chicken soup! Get healthy!

    1. Awww...thank you, Abbe (hugs). You're the best!

  4. This is tasty! I love it, Sharon! Easy and delicious. I would cook this when I am lazy to crack my head thinking of what to cook. ;)

  5. I'm still waiting for pumpkin. And I keep this recipe.

  6. Hi Sharon,

    I like your nutritious meal. You must be feeling good after eating this bowl of noodle :D


    1. Oh yes, Zoe. I felt like a very good girl..haha ;)

  7. Sorry, can you tell me what is slow cooker? Thnkyou

    1. It's a slow cooking electrical appliance. Also known as the crock-pot.

      A "basic" slow cooker consists of a removable ceramic inner pot (a little heavy depending on the size/brand) with a glass lid. The outer pot holds the heating element. In front is a dial where you can turn the knob to 'off, high or low'. It's that simple to use.

      Here is a more detailed write-up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_cooker

      Hope this helps! :)


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