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Chicken and pumpkin penne recipe

A super tasty and economical pasta dish with pumpkin cubes and only 2 chicken thighs in the recipe! Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 brown onion,diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 chicken thigh,diced
  • 2 cups butternut pumpkin, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 250g penne pasta, cooked


In a frying pan, heat the oil and add the onion and garlic. Cook for 2 mins and then add the chicken and cook until browned all over.

Add the pumpkin and oregano and fry for 5 minutes.

Stir the cornflour into 1 cup of milk. Add to the pan and stir. Gradually add the second cup of milk as the mixture thickens.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Stir through cooked pasta and serve.


This recipe was create by Kidspot social mum, DejandOdinsmummy09 and tested by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.