Chicken and Pumpkin Traybake

As we grow closer to the end of the month, I thought that we can’t say goodbye without at least one pumpkin recipe. I know many of us associate this delish veg with only October but they are just as delicious and accessible in November. I enjoy this dish particularly with a cheeky side of basmati rice. You’ll find that when this is cooked there will be delicious juices in the roasting tray, this poured onto rice equals pure heaven.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 8 cloves of garlic, cut in half
  • 250g pumpkin, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, roughly chopped
  • 100ml white wine
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves
  • 150g baby button mushrooms, halved
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Method:

Gas Mark 7

  1. Put the chicken in a bowl and add the paprika, allspice, nutmeg, season with salt and pepper and add the cloves. Get your hands stuck in there and give it a good mix. Then cover and leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Place all the vegetables and the oil in a roasting tray. On the stove, fry these for a couple of minutes on medium-low heat.
  3. Then add the chicken, pour in the wine and bring to a gentle boil.
  4. Finally, pour in the chicken stock and place the tray in the oven. Leave to bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the chicken is looking nice and crispy and cooked through.

Best served hot.

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