Chicken cooked with Chestnuts and Pumpkin (2 servings)



Boneless chicken thigh (defatted & skin removed)

2 pcs (about 8 teats)

Cooked chestnut 

8 pcs (2 portion of carbohydrate


2 cloves


6 slices

Red Shallot (cut into pieces)

2 cloves


A little

Pumpkin (cut into pieces)

1 bowl (2 portion of vegetable and 1 portion of carbohydrate



  1. Marinate the chicken pieces for 20 minutes.
  2. Steam pumpkin over boiling water until cooked. Set aside.

3. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in non-stick pan. Add ginger and sauté the red onion first, then add the chicken pieces and garlic , stir-fry until half cooked. Then add the chestnuts and pumpkin, plus 2 tablespoon of water , cook for 5-8 minutes until fully cooked , sprinkle with shallot when serve.


Portion exchange (1 serving)

Carbohydrate      1.5 portions

Protein                  3.5 portions

Vegetable      1 portion

Oil               1 portion



Recipe provided by:  Centre for Nutritional Studies, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK