(makes 4 servings, 5 min prep, 10-15 min cook)
Ingredients: 1 pound of chicken tenderloins, 30 ounces (or about 3 3/4 cups) pureed pumpkin (which can be substituted for any squash you like), 4 cups bone broth or chicken stock, 1/2 cup diced celery, 1/2 cup diced carrots, 1/2 cup diced cauliflower, 2 tablespoons curry powder, 2 teaspoons tumeric, 2 teaspoons ginger, 1 teaspoon garlic, 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
- Chop the chicken tenderloins into pieces and set aside.
- Dice 1/2 cup celery, 1/2 cup cauliflower, and 1/2 cup carrots and set aside.
- Add 30 ounces (or about 3 3/4 cups) pureed pumpkin (or any squash you like if you aren't a fan of pumpkin) and 4 cups bone broth or chicken stock to a stock pot on medium heat.
- Add the chicken tenderloins, carrots, cauliflower, and celery into the pot.
- Add 2 tablespoons curry powder, 2 teaspoons tumeric, 2 teaspoons ginger, 1 teaspoon garlic, 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook in the stock pot on medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through. If you are using a crock pot, either set it on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-5 hours, making sure the chicken is fully cooked.
Beta-carotene, which gives pumpkin its orange color, has been shown to have an inverse relationship with cancer development and metastasis. This means that a diet rich in beta-carotene helps your body defend itself from free radicals and cancer, especially prostate and colon cancer. Other studies have demonstrated that turmeric, a concentrated source of the phytonutrient curcumin, along with phenethyl isothiocyanates, a phytochemical abundant in cruciferous vegetables including cauliflower, greatly slowed the growth of human prostate cancer cells. This makes pumpkin, cauliflower, and tumeric an extremely powerful cancer-fighting combination. Pumpkin and tumeric have also both been shown to lower blood pressure. Furthermore, pumpkin has shown to support eye health, fertility, and immunity, while tumeric, a powerful anti-inflammatory, has provided relief for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cystic fibrosis.