Baked Crispy Chilli Chicken Drumsticks

Hello earthlings, yes, I survived my first week of University *woo*. I met lots of new people from all kinds of backgrounds and made some new friends. From university tours to meeting the team, I think I'm going to love being a Human Nutrition and Dietetics student. After all, this has always been the only career I can see myself having and truly enjoying. Last night I whipped up this batch of Crispy chilli chicken drumsticks which turned out to be quite a treat. All you need is eight minutes for preparation, lots of chilli and an appetite. Flavourful, crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, the definition of a perfectly baked batch of drumsticks. Oh, did I mention it's gluten free and paleo.

What you need:

  • 3 pounds chicken drumsticks 
  • Fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup 
  • 1 garlic clove, very finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Method: 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C. 
    2. Place chicken drumsticks into a large bowl, add lemon juice, spices, and then drizzle with oil.Ensure all drumsticks are coated.
    3. Line a baking tin with foil and top with a wire rack. Arrange chicken legs ready for baking.
    4. Bake chicken until cooked through and skin is crispy and golden brown. This will take about 45-50 minutes. Remember to rotate chicken half way through.
    5. Remove and serve with your favorite sauce.

    This is a definite crowd-pleaser. Enjoy.
    Nokhuthula xo 
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