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Mexican chicken and pumpkin with pepita pesto from A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood (page 12) by Diana Henry

  • ground allspice
  • cashew nuts
  • feta cheese
  • chicken thighs
  • coriander leaves
  • ground cumin
  • limes
  • oranges
  • dried oregano
  • thyme
  • pumpkins
  • pumpkin seeds

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  • e_ballad on December 04, 2016

    I normally adhere to "whatever Diana instructs, I will obey", but I think next time around I will reduce down the amount of olive oil in the pesto as it made it a very thin sauce, almost like a thick flavoured oil, rather than a pesto per se. I'd also be more careful about draining the chicken from the marinade as the pumpkin ended up a bit soggy on the base. Otherwise, this was a hit at ours.

  • Melanie on July 27, 2016

    This was ok but I'm unlikely to repeat - the flavour combination wasn't quite right for me.

  • lilham on July 21, 2015

    I substituted basil for coriander in the pesto. This resulted in a pesto that's much lighter than the normal basil parmesan version. Very delicious with the chicken.

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