Pumpkin Fries with BBQ Pulled Chicken & Cojita Cheese

Posted by Annette Bellisari on

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

2 pumpkins, sugar or baking variety (approximately 8 cups when cut up)

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 T extra virgin olive oil

2 lbs Roots Pulled Chicken (or pull your own)

1 jar of Bellisari’s Barista Sauce

1 cup crumbled Cojita Cheese (feta is fine also)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the pumpkins in half lengthwise and remove all seeds. Use a potato peeler to remove pumpkin skins. Using a very sharp knife, cut pumpkins into 1/4 - 1/2-inch-thick strips to resemble french fries. Using the garlic, onion powder, cayenne pepper and olive oil, coat the pumpkin strips by tossing in a bowl until well coated. Arrange the fries in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes or until the pumpkin is soft. While the fries are cooking, heat the Roots pulled chicken on the stovetop and add the Bellisari’s Barista Sauce to the saucepan (setting aside ¼ cup of the sauce) and mix thoroughly while being sure to coat all the chicken. Place the fries on a platter and add the chicken and the Cojita cheese on top. Drizzle remaining Bellisari’s Barista Sauce on the entire platter and enjoy!



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