dukkah & lemon roast chicken drumsticks w cauliflower + pumpkin mash

serves 2 as part of a meal
preparation time
10 minutes
cooking time
30 minutes


  • 4 medium sized free range chicken drumsticks
  • 3 tablespoons dukkah
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 200 grams cauliflower, broken into florets with stems
  • 250 grams pumpkin, skin removed and cut into rough cubes
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (to serve)


Preheat your oven to 200c, fan-forced. In a small bowl combine dukkah, oil and lemon zest and season with salt and pepper. Rub all over drumsticks then place the drumsticks on a baking tray with the pumpkin. Pop the tray in the oven to bake for 30 minutes, turning the chicken over half way.

In the interim, steam the cauliflower till tender. Once the chicken and pumpkin are ready, make your mash by mashing the steamed cauliflower together with the roasted pumpkin. Season the mash well with salt and pepper and a generous drizzle of olive oil.  

To serve, divide the mash between plates and top with the chicken drumsticks. Lovely finished with some freshly chopped parsley.