Lemon Chicken Drumsticks
With Spring in the air I like to change up my cooking from hearty stews and curries to lighter dishes like these lovely Lemon Chicken Drumsticks roasted with garlic, rosemary and of course lemon! These are perfect with a side salad and make great leftovers in sandwiches the next day.
I just love the use of lemon in cooking. A simple squeeze and it can liven up any dish. In fact, a little cooks tip is that if you taste your cooking and it feels a bit flat, try adding a little squeeze of lemon, you'll be surprised just how much it can lighten and brighten up your food without tasting lemon-y. In this dish however, lemon is really the star of the show. Not only does it permeate through the chicken meat, it cooks down and mixes with all the chicken juices to create the most beautiful pan sauce that is just begging to be poured over the crispy skin before biting in #pourme #drinkme
“Although this recipe does not have a quick cook time, the 40 minutes spent to cook these drumsticks is completely without the need for babysitting. I often throw these in the oven, bath the kids, hang out the washing, unload the dishwasher and by the time I'm finished, so is dinner! It's a very low maintenance dish, which is just what I need mid-week.”
Lemon Chicken Drumsticks an original recipe by Kimberley Kells
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Serves: 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
1.5kg Chicken Drumsticks
1 Lemon, sliced
3 Cloves of Garlic, sliced
2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Sprig of Rosemary, leaves only
1 Teaspoon of Paprika
Step 1- In a large roasting dish, lay the chicken drumsticks in a single layer and push the sliced lemon and garlic in between each.
Step 2- Drizzle all over with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary and paprika. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 3- Roast in a 200c oven for 40 minutes or until browned on top and cooked through.
Step 4- Serve with a side salad and crusty bread.