Oven baked chicken drumstick with pumpkin and dates

Singlemade: Oven baked chicken drumstick with pumpkin and dates

Last November was all about pumpkins so Singlemade’s already pretty well stocked with yummy pumpkin recipes. I wasn’t planning on adding another one, but karma, or fate, or some other cosmic force struck!

Berlin was freezing cold and that means it’s oven time. I had a little pumpkin laying around that was nearing the end of its shelf-life, so I thought, what the hey? I cut it into crescents because it was easiest (once a lazy chef…) so there I was with a preheated oven and a tray full of pumpkin crescents. How do you make that exciting? A drizzle of oil here, a bit of thyme there and then I saw the light. From the corner of my eye, I caught sight of a tin of dates that I couldn’t ignore, so I spread them over the pumpkin. 25 minutes later it was all done and I could only draw one conclusion: this needs to be on Singlemade!

Guys, this combo is awesome, even though I say so myself :-P. Just for the singles I added a chicken drumstick to make a fully fledged meal. This recipe is perfect for cold (lazy) winter days and it even wouldn’t look bad at all on a Christmas buffet!

Singlemade: Oven baked chicken drumstick with pumpkin and dates

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Oven baked chicken drumstick with pumpkin and dates
Oven baked chicken drumstick with pumpkin and dates
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
As a side dish
  • Rice bread, boiled potatoes, mashed potatoes or a salad
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
As a side dish
  • Rice bread, boiled potatoes, mashed potatoes or a salad
Oven baked chicken drumstick with pumpkin and dates
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Cover a baking tin with baking paper.
  2. Wash the pumpkin, cut it in half and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. The cut the pumpkin into crescents (see photo) of about a finger thick. Spread the pumpkin over the baking tin.
  3. Tear the dates in half and spread them over the pumpkin. Make sure they’re not too much on the outside because they’ll burn easily.
  4. Cut the unpeeled cloves of garlic in half lengthwise and spread them over the pumpkin. Finish with the thyme twigs. Season with pepper and salt and drizzle some olive oil on top.
  5. Rinse the drumsticks with cold water and dab them dry with a paper towel. Season the chicken skin generously with pepper and salt and lay the drumsticks over the pumpkin with the skin facing upwards.
  6. Put the baking tin in the oven and cook for about 25 minutes. It’ll be ready when the chicken’s done and the pumpkin’s soft!
  7. Serve immediately while still hot: the dates turn into sticky caramel sweets when they cool #watchyourfillings :-p
Recipe Notes

* Use a small pumpkin. It’s easier to process and you won’t be left with half a pumpkin!

** Dining alone and don’t feel like eating chicken drums two days in a row? Just make a single drumstick and pair the extra pumpkin with a salad or another piece of meat the next day. 🙂


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None the less than my mother and nephew tested and approved this recipe. Tips from my mother: bought a huge pumpkin? Cut it into cubes! And the chicken drumsticks are lovely with chicken herbs as well!


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Have fun cooking and… bon appétit! 🙂

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