Coriander Chicken Drumsticks

 Today I realized that I haven’t ate chicken for quite a long time. When I was a teenager chicken drumsticks weren’t available as a separate part of a chicken. When my mother wanted to prepare chicken for dinner she used to buy whole chicken thighs and cook it as is or cut into two parts.. I’m not even sure that drumsticks are on sale in Russian stores now, may be except the capital. Anyway, nicely spiced and roasted chicken drumsticks is a good and quick-to-cook midweek meal (with some rice or potatoes on a side) or a very good accompaniment to a beer! For this recipe I grind dried coriander seeds, then add turmeric and mild paprika, stir into the meat along with olive oil and let it marinade. If you’re hungry, skip the marinating and roast it straightaway! 🙂Coriander Chicken Drumsticks

Coriander Chicken Drumsticks

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Time: 1hr
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
500g chicken drumsticks (I used without skin)
2-3 tsp dried coriander seeds
1 tsp turmeric
3/4 tsp mild paprika (or hot if you like)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lime juice (or lemon)
2-3 garlic clove, unpeeled
freshly ground black and white pepper, to taste
sea salt, to taste
  • Grind or crush coriander seeds, mix with turmeric and paprika. Combine with olive oil and lime juice. Rub the marinade into chicken drumsticks. Add garlic cloves, season generously with pepper and salt to taste. Cover and leave to marinade in the fridge for 1-3 hours, or skip this step and arrange chicken (with all marinade juices) onto a baking tray or dish.
  • Bake in the preheated 200C oven for 20 minutes. Then low the heat to 150C, cover with a piece of foil and bake for 10 minutes longer or until the drumsticks have cooked through.
  • Serve warm, but they are also good cold. The cooked drumsticks will keep in the fridge for 2 days.

25 thoughts on “Coriander Chicken Drumsticks

  1. those look fantastic–always good to have new recipes for drumsticks. We make them a lot as my kids enjoy, but never get too crazy with seasonings. Definitely will try this!

    • And what about me – I do like experiments with spices and herbs, chicken is such a nice meat that almost any spice goes well with it! 🙂 How do you usually cook drumsticks, Liz? Roasting or frying?

  2. Mila how did you know that chicken drumsticks were my favorites!? They look incredibly yummy on the picture, and it just occurred to me that I haven’t had them for ages awwwwwww this needs to be made up this week 😀 have a lovely week xx

  3. This looks positively delicious. Thank you for the follow. I’m glad you did because now I can read all your posts. FOOD; what’s not to like?! Best wishes and have a happy week. Koko.❀

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