As my first post was a boiled egg; it had to be followed by chicken…
Not least because a while back I shared with my parents that I was thinking about starting a food blog. When I told them that I was still figuring out what my first post would be, my mother promptly exclaimed “chicken”.
Every time the word chicken is mentioned, she will reminisce how it was one of my favourite foods as a child. Even today this recipe, from my very first cookbook, is still one of my go-to meals. It is a fabulous way of preparing anything from chicken wings, to drumsticks, to a whole chicken.
I enjoyed it with another of my childhood favourites: Yorkshire pudding, but if you are looking for a really simple meal just serve it with a French stick and salad.
2 drumsticks (but you can also use wings or a whole chicken)
1-2 tbsp mustard
½ tbsp olive oil
mild paprika powder
¼ tsp rosemary (either chopped or dried; you can also use other herbs)
- Pre-heat oven to 200-220C. (for a whole chicken 200C).
- Wash and dry the chicken.
- Optional: remove the skin from the drumsticks.
- Mix the remaining ingredients.
- Place chicken in oven dish and spread mixture over it on all sides.
- Cook the drumsticks for about 30 minutes or until the juices run clear when you pierce the thickest part of the chicken.
- Once done take the chicken out of the oven. Ideally you keep the chicken warm and let it rest for about 5 minutes.
Yorkshire Pudding and a few vine cherry tomatoes (roasted in the oven for 15 minutes with a dressing of honey, balsamic, oil, salt and pepper)
Or keep it simple by serving it with a green salad and a French stick.