Baked chicken drumsticks with pumpkin and hot pumpkin spice – MediEvil

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Could you dream of a better release date for the MediEvil remake than a few days before Halloween? Various levels – e.g. cemeteries, crypts, pumpkin gorges or corn fields with nasty scarecrows, provided with candy-burton graphic setting, humorous puns and climatic music make it the perfect title to get into the Halloween atmosphere. Although the camera work leaves much to be desired and this is probably the biggest drawback of this remake (well, the fight could also be more refined), the new version of MediEvil is still a pleasant game, allowing for a sentimental journey as Sir Daniel Fortesque to Gollowmere, known from the original published in 1998 on PS1. I will prepare a full game review in a separate post to focus on culinary themes here.

Even though MediEvil is not a game in which food has a primary role, there will still be a few interesting things for fans of in-game food design. In addition to the entire levels devoted to nasty, bloodthirsty (though a bone-thirsty would be more appropriate) and exploding pumpkins, we also find an interesting weapon … a chicken drumstick, which we get for completing the quest for a witch from an enchanted forest. It is a weapon that, when thrown at enemies, turns them into roast chicken, which you can eat to heal 20 health points. Quite an unexpected mechanic – but very suitable for the whole MediEvil style. If chicken drumsticks and pumpkins appear in the game, and we have the October-Halloween season, would it not be perfect to combine them together and season the famous pumpkin spice in this case? I will tell you more – it is perfectly delicious! If you like root spices, pumpkin and roast chicken, then quickly warm up the ovens and make yourself this simple, but unusual rarity! Sir Daniel would eat it, were it not for the lack of a jawbone …

roasted chicken & pumpkin in a spicy seasoning

PRICE: low
LEVEL: easy
baking mold
aluminum foil
paper towel


chicken legs – 6 pcs.
Hokkaido pumpkin – 1 piece
red onion – 2 pcs.
oil – 4 tbsp
multiflower honey – 2 tbsp
parsley, dried – 1 tsp
chili flakes – 1 tsp
sweet pepper – 1 tsp
hot pepper – 1 tsp
cinnamon – 2 tsp
ginger – 3/4 tsp
ground cloves – 0.5 tsp
nutmeg – 0.5 tsp
salt – 2 flat teaspoons



Heat the pan, pour in a little oil. Dry the drumsticks with a paper towel. Put on a preheated pan and fry on medium heat on each side for about 1-2 minutes. Transfer the fried drumsticks to the baking pan.

2. ONION (1 min)

Peel the onion, cut in half and in quarters. Transfer to a baking pan.

3. MARINADE (2 min)

Mix the marinade ingredients in a bowl and cover the meat and onion pieces. Distribute everything evenly in a baking mold.

4. BAKING STAGE 1 (20 min)

Put the mold into the preheated oven on the middle rack. Roast the meat for 10 minutes at 200 degrees, then reduce the temperature to 160 degrees and pre-cook for about 30 minutes – in the meantime, take care of step 5.

5. PUMPKIN FRYING (10 min)

Wash the pumpkin, cut in half, remove the insides (seeds from the center can be removed and eaten) and cut into long strips about 1.5 cm thick. Fry over medium heat on a little oil on two sides for 3-4 minutes, season with a little salt.

6. BAKING STAGE 2 (5 min)

Transfer the fried pumpkin to the pan, pour the whole gently over the liquid formed – then cover the form with aluminum foil and bake for another 30 minutes. Then remove the foil, turn up the temperature to 180 degrees and bake for another 10 minutes, until everything is nicely browned. Remove the mold from the oven and leave to stand for 5 minutes, then serve.


Spicy roast chicken with pumpkin and spice goes well with creamy mashed potatoes or fries. We wish you a delicious treat!

Special thanks to PlayStation Polska for game copy and halloween gifts!

You can buy MediEvil atPS Store


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Post udostępniony przez Anita “Deer” (@nerdskitchen)

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