Saturday, October 4, 2014

Pumpkin stuffed with Chicken 南瓜醸鸡


Since this month LTU event is Pumpkin, let me continue sharing dishes with pumpkin. This dish was inspired from a food TV show.


Pumpkin stuffed with Chicken 南瓜醸鸡 

1 pumpkin (~1.5kg) 
400g chicken thigh, cubed
½ onion, wedges
2 clove garlic, chopped

1tsp Chu Hou Sauce 柱侯醬
1tsp Hoisin Sauce 海鲜醬
1/2tsp sesame oil
1tsp dark soy sauce
1tsp light soy sauce
1/2tsp Chinese wine
1/2tsp sugar
Salt to taste
corn flour plus water, for thickening 


 1. Wash and pat dry the pumpkin. Cut a "lid" in the top, slice off the seedy part, so that you're left with a clean lid or hat. Set aside.
 2. Scoop out the seeds and "guts" of the pumpkin. Save seeds to roast, or discard.
 3. Steam pumpkin over hot boiling water for 30mins. Once done, discard excess water.
 4. While steaming the pumpkin, prepare the chicken filling.
 5. Heat 2tbsp oil in a wok, sauté onion and garlic till aroma, add in chicken, stir till change colour.
 6. Add in seasonings, stir fry till chicken is cooked.
 7. Spoon chicken filling into steamed pumpkin, cover with lid. Steam again for 20mins or until pumpkin tendered.
 8. If you notice the gravy is watery, add in corn flour (mix with water) , steam for few minutes to let gravy turned thick.
 9. Serve hot with steamed rice. 

Recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover

This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (Oct 2014 Event: PUMPKIN) organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Eileen (Eileen's Diary).


Mel said...

I think if you are inviting some guests over for dinner and serve this to them.....they will definitely be in awe..... jaw dropping looking at this special dish! Awesome dish, Sonia !!

joceline lyn said...

Hok Liao Loh ..... Very nice!

Phong Hong said...

So "ho liao"! Got yummy chicken and at the same time can eat the pumpkin!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I love this! Pumpkins are naturally so sweet and putting savory flavor in the pumpkin adds complexity! Looks so yummy and cute at the same time!

How are you by the way? I've been reading your posts although I'm not present here.. :)

Esther Lau said...

Wow! Delicious and healthy both inside and outside.Super like this!!!!

Somewhere in Singapore said...


Fern said...

What a good idea! Looks cute!

Anonymous said...


Can I know what is "Chu Hou Sauce".


Sharon 之味 said...

WOW.....very ho liao.....O(∩_∩)O

Eileen Lee said...



Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Moon, I have updated the Chinese name at the recipe, please check.

Zoe said...

Hi Sonia,

This is beautiful way to cook and serve chicken!



Victoria Bakes said...

this is just like restaurant served food .. delicacy

婉婉下午茶 Wan Wan Tea said...

Wow!make me hungry...Delicious!!

My Little Space said...

Sonia, love the gravy mixing up with the pumpkin. Must be soooo delicious.
Hope you're having a great week ahead.
blessings, Kristy

Jess Bakericious said...

this is so presentable, see liao also feel like eating!

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...


eugwend said...

Hi Sonia. I don't have che hou sauce in my kitchen. Is there any substitute for it?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

eugwend, if this is the case, just substitute with oyster sauce, and adjust the taste accordingly.

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