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How to Cook Ginger Chicken Soup in a Pumpkin + Video

I am super excited to share this recipe with you for How to Cook Ginger Chicken Soup in a Pumpkin.

How to Cook Ginger Chicken Soup in a Pumpkin - cookingwithkimberly.comThis delicious, savory recipe gives you a chance to enjoy the taste of pumpkin for recipes other than pumpkin pie.

I am happy to serve this lovely soup cooked right inside the pumpkin, which is so attractive, healthy and fun! Essentially, the pumpkin is the pot.

This soup gets to cook inside of the pumpkin, giving it some amazing flavor, as well as giving tastiness to the pumpkin flesh for this recipe, and for other dishes you can use the pumpkin flesh for after.

Ginger Chicken Soup in a Pumpkin:

Web Chef Review: Ontario Fairytale Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets - cookingwithkimberly.comI am using a Fairytale Pumpkin aka Musque de Provence from my local Harvest Barn Country Market in Niagara-on-the-Lake. They have another location in St.Catharines, Ontario. You can find them online:

They have an amazing supply and variety of pumpkins, in all sizes, so you can make your choices from their huge stock.

The flesh is thicker and firmer on these fairytale pumpkins. This gorgeous pumpkin does look like it could be transformed into Cinderella’s coach because the demarcations are so distinct and the coloring is amazing.

The top, around the stem, is cut out on an angle, so it doesn’t fall in when you replace it later, just like you would a Jack-O’-Lantern. The pumpkin seeds and fibrous strings are removed, using a large spoon. While the soup is cooking, the pumpkin is in the oven with the top on.

How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds - cookingwithkimberly.comI like to keep my pumpkin seeds to toast them for snacks, which we thoroughly enjoy.

Ginger chicken soup is such a great soup to help those of us who tend to get the sniffles this time of year.

Type: Soup Recipe

Prep Time: 12 min
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Yield: 8 servings

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Calphalon 4pc Nonstick Bakeware Large Cookie Sheet Cooling Rack Set - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comPlace pumpkin on a silicone mat lined baking sheet, just to make sure nothing leaks into the oven.
  3. Place chicken parts into the pumpkin.
  4. Add into the pumpkin – celery, carrot, mushrooms, parsley, ginger, chili flakes, mustard seeds, bay leaf, clove, sea salt to taste, and peppercorns.
  5. Ladle in enough stock to come up to about an inch below the lid on the pumpkin – about 8 – 10 cups depending on the size of the pumpkin.
  6. Place the lid back on the pumpkin.
  7. How to Cook Ginger Chicken Soup in a Pumpkin - cookingwithkimberly.comPlace pumpkin into the oven on the baking sheet to cook for about 1 hr. After 1 hour, remove the top and give the ingredients a stir, and add more broth if needed.
  8. Replace the lid and return to oven for about another hour, or more depending on the size of your pumpkin, and until chicken is cooked through.
  9. Remove from oven, remove lid and serve.

How to Cook Ginger Chicken Soup in a Pumpkin - cookingwithkimberly.comI have served this delicious soup, ladled over rice, and I scrape some of the pumpkin flesh out of the pumpkin with every scoop. I try to include some meat and veggies in every serving bowl.

Absolutely delicious & such a conversation piece to bring to the table served out of a pumpkin.

Harvest Barn Country Markets - harvestbarn.caThis show is brought to you by Harvest Barn Country Markets:

Do pick up a nice pumpkin at Harvest Barn or a good fresh produce market in your area, and you will be glad you followed this recipe – How to Cook Ginger Chicken Soup in a Pumpkin, to provide your table with such a unique and tasty meal.


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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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