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Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Chicken

This Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Chicken is the perfect easy fall dinner recipe. Throw all the ingredients in the crockpot, let it simmer and serve!

This Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Chicken is the perfect easy fall dinner recipe. Throw all the ingredients in the crockpot, let it simmer and serve!

Hi friends!

It’s no secret that I love pumpkin and I have my fair share of sweet pumpkin recipes on the blog. Some of my favorites include these Gluten-Free Pumpkin Yogurt Bars and this Pumpkin Skillet Cake. I don’t, however, feature it in too many savory recipes. We’re changing that today with this recipe for Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Chicken.

I’m working on building my repertoire of easy crockpot recipes for when baby arrives and I don’t have enough brain power to think of anything to make for dinner. Others on my list include these Crockpot Meatballs and I already have a few batches of these Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs in the freezer!

This Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Chicken is the perfect easy fall dinner recipe. Throw all the ingredients in the crockpot, let it simmer and serve!

This one definitely fits the bill. The pumpkin adds a nice seasonal twist and an extra dose of veggies. I served it in bowls but it does thicken up as it cools so you could use plates. Serve it alone or with a side like rice or naan. I used russet potatoes but sweet potatoes would be good too!

Here’s how you make it:

Serves serves 4

Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Chicken

This Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Chicken is the perfect easy fall dinner recipe. Throw all the ingredients in the crockpot, let it simmer and serve!

5 minPrep Time

6 hrCook Time

6 hr, 5 Total Time

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Ingredients

 

1/2 cup diced onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1.5 cup diced potatoes (peeled)
1 cup corn (fresh, frozen or canned)
1 cup diced red pepper
1 pound chicken
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 (15 oz) can 100% pumpkin puree
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
3/4 cup half and half (or whole milk)
1 cup shredded colby jack cheese

 

 

Instructions

  1. Place onion, garlic, potatoes, corn and peppers in a slow cooker. Top with chicken.
  2. In a small bowl, combine pumpkin, broth and spices. Pour over chicken.
  3. Cook on low 4-6 hours.
  4. Shred chicken and stir in half and half and cheese.
  5. Let cook an additional 10 minutes to heat through and serve.

It’s pretty easy. If you want to make it ahead of time you could put everything but the half and half and cheese in a bag and freeze. Thaw overnight, cook as directed and add the half and half and cheese at the end!

This Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Chicken is the perfect easy fall dinner recipe. Throw all the ingredients in the crockpot, let it simmer and serve!

Like I mentioned, I used half and half but whole milk or cream would also work. And feel free to use your favorite kind of cheese. I’m thinking this would be amazing with goat cheese….but you probably wouldn’t need a whole cup ?

Let’s chat:

Do you use pumpkin in savory dishes or just sweet? What’s your favorite recipe?

Enjoy!
-Lindsay-

5 Comments

  1. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby

    Oh my gosh I bet this is ultra filling and comforting! I would definitely try it with goat cheese, my favorite!

  2. Lauren Sharifi

    Yum!! Definitely making this, this week!

  3. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen

    Love a good slow cooker meal, and pumpkin too!! Great idea to use it in a savory dish. I also revert to sweet when I think pumpkin, but LOVE it savory ????

  4. Kristen Chidsey

    Lindsay, this is so intriguing! I love savory pumpkin dishes, so can’t wait to try this out!

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    This is a perfect fall meal! And as it gets cooler all I want is crockpot dinners!

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