Autumn is my favorite season of them all – and that is not only for the breathtaking views we get when looking outside (at nature, not concrete), but also because some of my favorite fruit and veggies have their peak season. One of them being pumpkin! Thankfully my husband enjoys almost any foods so I am free to trying out new recipes whenever. Last weekend I cooked a recipe that I found in the German magazine (also online) called EatSmarter.
Eatsmarter.de is one of my favorite website for finding new recipes or finding some inspiration for recipes that I can adapt to our liking. In German, this recipe is called “Honig-Hähnchenkeulen mit Kürbis und Paprika” and I am sure you will be able to find it in the search section of the homepage once the new magazine comes out in December.
The recipe is for four, though I cooked it for the two of us only. Here is a short version in English (with a few more ingredients size wise, but it tasted delicious!) –
For 2 portions you will need
400g Hokkaido pumpkin
1 fresh garlic
1 red bell pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil (or more, because the more the merrier)
some salt and pepper
2 chicken thighs or filets (150g each, or however much you eat)
fresh (or dried) oregano – we used the dried version
2 tablespoons ghee / butter / margarine (whatever works best for you)
2 tablespoons light honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
What you need to do
- pre-heat your oven to 200°C
- clean and cut the pumpkin into bite-size pieces (make sure to take out the seeds and all), cut the garlic in half (horizontally), and cut the bell pepper into 3cm square sized pieces (roughly). Then add all these ingredients into a baking tray and drizzle the olive oil over it
- secondly, take your chicken and fry it in a pan with some more olive oil (or butter) for 5 minutes on each side until the crust / skin is golden brown and has a crunch to it. Then, add it on top of the vegetables in your baking try
- whilst the chicken is frying in the pan, add the herbs into a small cooking pot together with the ghee/butter, add the honey and lemon juice and cook it for 2-3 minutes whilst stirring it all together
- then, drizzle the juice you just made over the chicken (give it a good rub) and the rest over the vegetables
- finally, place the baking tray into the oven and cook everyone for a good 25-30 minutes
Now you can serve and enjoy it!