Chicken Drumsticks and Kipfler Potatoes Roast

To be accurate this is a recipe for marinated chicken drumsticks roasted with vegetables, including Kipfler potatoes. It would be too long title for a simple, one tray bake comfort dish, ready in one hour.

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Ingredients: quantities vary, depending on number of servings

  • chicken drumsticks, skin on
  • carrots
  • Kipfler potatoes
  • Lebanese zucchini, cut in half
  • red capsicum, cut in long strips
  • onion, cut in half
  • head of garlic, cut in half
  • olive oil
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh thyme
  • fennel seeds
  • salt and pepper

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chicken marinade (can be done overnight or 1-2 hours before roasting)

  • olive oil
  • chopped garlic
  • chopped deseeded hot chillies
  • fresh thyme
  • lemon juice
  • cumin and caraway seeds, coarsely freshly  ground with sea salt
  • salt
  • black pepper

to glaze chicken

  • 1 tea spoon of honey or orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard

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Preparation:

  • prepare marinade for chicken drumsticks, mix all ingredients together to make a paste
  • wash and dry chicken drumsticks
  • cover chicken in marinade, place in container, seal with glad wrap and refrigerate for 1-8 hours
  • peel potatoes and carrots, cut all vegetables
  • use olive oil to cover all vegetables, season vegetables
  • sprinkle baking tray with olive oil, add fennel seeds, place onion and garlic cut in halves in the corners
  • place vegetables on the bottom of the deep baking/roasting tray
  • place chicken drumsticks on top of vegetables
  • add fresh rosemary and thyme
  • add half a cup of water to roasting tray
  • roast in preheated to 200C fan forced oven for 30 min, take the tray out and brush chicken drumsticks with honey and mustard glaze
  • bake for another 30 min., you might need to turn drumsticks to get even browning of the skin

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The roast can be fully cooked in shorter time, if chicken drumsticks are of smaller size. It was a very nice roast. We do not have potatoes often and these Kipfler potatoes were a treat, soft and buttery inside with a golden crust.  I also forgot how tasty roasted chicken was with its skin on. Zucchini and capsicum gave extra moisture to the dish, no gravy was needed. We also had fresh salad as a side dish. I was surprised how good this chicken was the next day, when cold. All the flavours were even more evident.

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