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Crispy Greek Chicken with Pumpkin Puree

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This is truly one of the great ways to cook chicken – the golden brown colour and crispiness of the chicken skin is just irresistible. I have used Greek gyros spice mix to marinate the chicken, but you can use any of your favourite spice blend. Any root vegetable puree is great with chicken--celeriac, sweet potato or parsnip, just experiement and enjoy!

Pumpkin Puree
  • 6 Chicken drumsticks, skin-on and boneless
  • 2 tbsp Gyros spice
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 50 g Unsalted butter
  • 1-2 tbsp Flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 500 g Butternut pumpkin, peeled and cut into 2-3cm dice
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 50 g Unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 Small onion, finely diced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. For the pumpkin puree, place the diced butternut in a saucepan and add cold water until it sits just below the top of the pumpkin. Add in half of the sea salt and simmer until soft, about 20 minutes. Drain any remaining water and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 30 g of butter in a heavy-based saucepan over low heat. Add the onion and the remaining sea salt and saute until the onion is very soft, about 5 minutes. Add in the drained butternut pumpkin and cook for a further 2 minutes. Reserve some for the garnish if desired. Puree the rest in a food processor or blender. Stir in the remaining butter until completely melted. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  3. For the chicken, remove them from the refrigerator 1-hour before cooking. Season the chicken drumsticks with Gyros spice.
  4. Heat the olive oil and the butter in a heavy-based skillet over a medium-high heat. Add the chicken drumsticks, skin side down, and cook for 5 minutes, or until the skin is nice and brown. Turn the chicken pieces over. Cover and reduce the heat to low and cook for 15 more minutes.
  5. To serve, spoon the pumpkin puree onto serving plates, top with crispy chicken, chopped parsley and reserved pumpkin dices.

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Brian 30/12/21 01:10

Looks and sounds delicious!

Tom 30/12/21 01:10

...this looks so colorful and delicious!

J.P. Alexander 30/12/21 03:16

Gracias por la receta se ve muy rico. Te mando un beso y te deseo un genial año para ti y tu familia,

kathyinozarks 30/12/21 03:17

Pretty plate of food
Happy New Year Angie hugs

My name is Erika. 30/12/21 03:52

I need to come eat at your house. This chicken dish looks and sounds wonderful.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 30/12/21 04:06

What a perfectly healthy meal to start the new year off with. And have a very happy new year Angie!

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 30/12/21 07:02

I love the colours in this dish, which sounds delicious.

I might swap out the chicken for skinless breast fillets though, as neither of us is really keen on drumstick meat or chicken skin. I think I could get the lovely golden colour in much the same way though.

Looks as appetising as usual. you always present so well!

I hope that your Christmas was peaceful and that 2022 will be much better for us all!

Happy New Year! :)

Gustyanita Pratiwi 30/12/21 10:24

pumpkin and chicken sound great combination....i like the bright sauce dear

happy new year to you ^^

Nancy Chan 30/12/21 10:30

Looks delicious and mouth watering. Have a great day.

New Classic r 30/12/21 13:08

Wonderful recipe. What spices are contained in Gyro spice?

DEZMOND 30/12/21 13:31

I do ever so love pumpkin puree! I've made sweet potato pure for lunch today, but I like to add a bit of smoked mayo in it as sweet and smoked go well together.

Nammi 30/12/21 13:34

Its like a sight for sore eyes. That orange coloour of the pumpkin is so nice. I used to hate pumpkin as a child but now I cant seem to get enough of it. Happy new year my friend :)

Rose world 30/12/21 13:51

Your description of the crispy chicken, make me salivating. It must really good. I would enjoy the pumpkin puree too.

Angie's Recipes 30/12/21 14:53

@New Classic r It's mainly oregano, thyme, majoran, paprika, coriander, cummin, chilli, garlic, salt and pepper.

Martyna 30/12/21 16:29

This looks very delicious 😊

Federica Simoni 30/12/21 16:29

Sembra davvero buono!! Buon Anno!!

bill 30/12/21 16:51

A delicious looking meal.

gluten Free A_Z Blog 30/12/21 17:23

Love how you mixed the Greek with pumpkin flavors. I'm sure this is a meal that is delicious.

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 30/12/21 18:15

Chicken and butternut squash make an excellent combination. This looks terrific - stunning restaurant-quality presentation!

Eva Taylor 30/12/21 21:34

A crispy chicken is truly irresistible and this one looks absolutely perfect. And healthy too.

Raymund 30/12/21 21:41

Love all the elements on that Plate. Happy New Year ��������

claire 30/12/21 21:49

It looks and sounds extremely yummy! Crispy chicken... and I wish you a blessed New Year too :-)

Beata M. 30/12/21 22:57

Delicious dish. I love it. :)

babYpose 31/12/21 01:14

Thanks for sharing the gyro spices above. The meal look delicious and nutritious. Love chicken and pumpkins like this.

The Yum List 31/12/21 03:36

Gosh, got my eye on that pumpkin puree.

speedy70 31/12/21 09:01

Un piatto delizioso con la mia amata zucca! Auguri di buon anno!

David 31/12/21 18:05

Angie, Very attractively plated... Love chicken like this but I've never had pumpkin in anything other than bread and pie. Interesting... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

savorthebest 1/1/22 05:04

that looks truly gourmet. I love that pumpkin puree!

Stefania 1/1/22 08:23

Grazie per questa splendida ricetta e tantissimi auguri per questo nuovo anno.

eileeninmd 1/1/22 11:24

Sounds like another yummy recipe, I love both Chicken and pumpkin.
Thanks for sharing the recipe, your food photos are fantastic. Have a great day and a happy January! I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 1/1/22 15:32

what a delicious dish I love greek chicken perfect addition with pumpkin!

lea 1/1/22 17:47

Tantissimi auguri di un sereno 2022!

Torviewtoronto 1/1/22 19:32

These are beautiful pictures and a delicious combination of flavours. Happy New Year to you and family.

Królowa Karo 1/1/22 22:03

Such a dinner must definitely appear in my house! This is a great dish!

bread&salt 2/1/22 19:07

This crispy greek chicken (Chicken drumsticks) with pumpkin puree looks great. I am sure it must be delicious.

mjskit 3/1/22 04:33

This does look quite irresistible! What a great dish Angie.

[Reply] 3/1/22 21:12

This sounds so good and it's almost too pretty to eat!

Valentina 4/1/22 04:46

Happy new year, Angie! It's been fun (and delicious) following your beautiful recipes for another trip around the sun. Looking forward to many more. This dish looks fabulous! :-) ~Valentina

tigerfish 4/1/22 22:56

Oh yes, talking abt how irresistible crispy chicken skin is - I recently topped baguette toasts with crispy chicken skin (+ sliced tomatoes and cucumbers)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 7/1/22 21:52

We love the dark meat of chicken and this looks absolutely fabulous, Angie! Hope you're having a great start to the New Year!

Noob Cook 13/1/22 15:12

I always love crispy chicken skin - the highlight of the dish for me. The pumpkin puree looks good accompanying the chicken.


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