Saturday, September 21, 2013

Recipe: Spicy roasted chicken drumsticks (Ree Drummond)

I am finding myself increasingly busy now that the kids are growing up, so when dinner time approaches, all I want is a quick and delicious meal. This recipe for spicy roasted chicken drumsticks from Pioneer Woman's (aka Ree Drummond) website ticks all the right boxes. 

I used a mix of chicken drumsticks and thigh for this, which is coated in a melted butter, lemon juice and a seasoning of your choice. I chose cayenne pepper, enough to give a little heat to the meat. Then, just pop the chicken in the oven and roast it for 30 minutes. Just before serving, I sprinkled some shichimi (Japanese seven spice) on top.

Sounds really simple (and super easy to prep too) but we loved it. The chicken had a crisp skin (pretty close to fried chicken but without any batter) and the meat was moist and succulent. Kids absolutely adored it. Another great recipe to add to our weeknight meal collection.

Delicious chicken with four simple ingredients

This was served with a simple side salad  and oven-baked fries. 

Spicy Roasted Chicken Drumsticks
Recipe by Baby Sumo, adapted from Pioneer Woman
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Serves 4

12 chicken drumsticks, cleaned and pat dry
80g butter
1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp Shichimi Togarashi

1. Preheat oven to 200°C. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Then pour in the lemon juice and add the cayenne pepper. Mix well. Season with salt.

2. Place one drumstick at a time into the butter mixture and coat it well before placing on a baking tray. Once all the drumsticks are coated, give them one last coat using a pastry brush. Pour the remainder of the butter into the tray. Season each drumstick with more salt.

3. Cook in preheated oven for 30 minutes. The chicken should be nice and brown, test with a skewer and the juices should run clear. Before serving, sprinkle some shichimi on top and drizzle some of the juice/sauce from the tray.

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I am submitting this to the "Cook Like Ree Drummond" event which I am co-hosting with Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Mich of Piece of Cake. To join, simply cook or bake any recipe from any Ree Drummond websites or cookbooks for the whole month of September 2013. You can link your posts at one of the host's pages.

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  1. it's really inspiring that despite having to do everything else involved with raising two kids, you still have time and energy to prepare tasty recipes like this. love drumsticks! :D

    1. Cooking is really therapeutic for me, so I actually look forward to my time in the kitchen. Love it when I try a new recipes and the kids love it! :D

  2. Those drumsticks look delicious! Love simple yet tasty recipe like this :)

  3. quick to prepare but yet yummy to makan ^_^

  4. This looks good, love how simple it is to make.

  5. That's fantastic-perfect for a weeknight dinner! And only four ingredients and it tastes like fried chicken :D

  6. You guess what? We also did roast chicken yesterday! hehehe

  7. Great recipe for small party. It is healthier than fried chicken.

  8. Yen, this was one of the recipes I bookmarked and yours looks very yummy! So may recipes to try and so little time!

  9. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 22, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Wow, this is indeed simple and yummy :)

  10. Hi Yen,

    Just 4 ingredients to make these chicken so delicious!!! I love to cook roast these chicken too :D


  11. This looks yummy! Easy, simple and full of delicious flavours! Yum!

  12. Those are tasty morsels , Yen ! Would love to try this sometime :D

  13. Such a simple ingredient list, yet the drumsticks look so good!


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