Nov 7, 2012

Herb Roasted Drumsticks & Tomatoes

Herb Roasted Drumsticks

Time to pull out the crowd-pleasers. That’s what I love about autumn food; easy oven recipes. Especially with lots of chicken and fresh herbs. This really is my favourite season of the year.

This roasting tray filled with yumminess will take you 5 minutes tops to assemble while the oven does the rest. You’ll end up with lots of golden roasted chicken drumsticks and sweet roasted tomatoes infused with a hint of garlic, rosemary, parsley, lemon, thyme and roasted red onion.

You can’t go wrong with this beauty!

 

Ingredients:

2 pounds chicken drumsticks
1 big red onion
6 plum tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 large rosemary sprig (broken in 3 or 4 pieces)
2 to 3 sprigs of thyme
bunch of flat-leaf parsley
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
lemon pepper
kosher salt

 

Directions:

What’s there not to love about chicken drumsticks?
Herb Roasted Drumsticks

Cut the tomatoes in half or four, depending on their size. Turn the onion into wedges and thinly slice the garlic.
Herb Roasted Drumsticks

Please, don’t wash your chicken. It’s a very common kitchen mistake that can cause serious food poisoning. Washing it will not kill off the bacteria, cooking it properly does. What you are doing is spreading the bacteria up to a radius of 3 ft onto your work surface cross contaminating everything.

Transfer your drumsticks to a large roasting tray.
Herb Roasted Drumsticks

Season the chicken with a good pinch of lemon pepper.
Herb Roasted Drumsticks

Randomly place the garlic slices on the bottom of the tray.
Herb Roasted Drumsticks

Add the tomatoes and onion wedges.
Herb Roasted Drumsticks

I use a few pieces of tomato and onion to elevate the drumsticks so they won’t cook in their own juices.
Herb Roasted Drumsticks

Pour a little oil all over and season everything with kosher salt.
Herb Roasted Drumsticks

Push the rosemary sprigs in there. We’ll remove them later—we only need the flavour.
Herb Roasted Drumsticks

Strip the thyme sprigs and sprinkle the leaves all over.
Herb Roasted Drumsticks

Squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken and pour in the chicken broth.
Herb Roasted Drumsticks

So pretty, so flavourful, yet so simple. Finely mince the parsley while the chicken is roasting.
Herb Roasted Drumsticks

 
Roast the drumsticks at 200°C (400°F) for 40 minutes and give them an extra 3 to 5 minutes under a broiler. Discard the charred rosemary and sprinkle the parsley all over right before serving.
 

Serve with a big bowl of garlic mashed potatoes and lemon green beans.
Herb Roasted Drumsticks

Herb Roasted Chicken & Tomatoes
Ingredients
    2 pounds chicken drumsticks
    1 big red onion
    6 plum tomatoes
    2 garlic cloves
    1/4 cup chicken broth
    1 large rosemary sprig (broken in 3 or 4 pieces)
    2 to 3 sprigs of thyme
    bunch of flat-leaf parsley
    3 tbsp lemon juice
    2 tbsp olive oil
    lemon pepper
    kosher salt

Directions
    Cut the tomatoes in half or four, depending on their size. Turn the onion into wedges and thinly slice the garlic. Transfer the drumsticks to a large roasting tray and lightly season them with lemon pepper. Randomly place the garlic slices on the bottom of the tray and add the tomatoes and onion wedges. Use some of the vegetables to raise the drumsticks.

    Pour the oil all over and season with kosher salt. Push the rosemary sprigs in there and sprinkle the thyme leaves all over. Squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken and pour in the broth. Finely mince the parsley. Roast the drumsticks at 200°C (400°F) for 40 minutes and give them an extra 3 to 5 minutes under a broiler. Discard the charred rosemary and sprinkle the parsley all over right before serving.

Meal type: Main Course, Chicken
Servings: 4
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    11 Comments »

    1. 1

      Het is omdat ik uit principe niet aan mijn scherm lik….

      Es on Nov 7, 2012 @ 10:22 am Reply
      1. Je zou me nu eens moeten horen lachen :)

        Kay on Nov 7, 2012 @ 10:25 am Reply
    2. 2

      Ik wil me bij deze aanmelden als tester. :) Voor je eten. En andere zaken.

      Es on Nov 7, 2012 @ 10:52 am Reply
    3. 3

      Oh!  That looks heavenly!  I’m all about easy dishes to just pop in the oven after a long day a work :)  Those drumsticks look so crispy and delicious

      Parsley Sage on Nov 7, 2012 @ 3:11 pm Reply
    4. 4

      Thank you for telling people not to wash their chicken.  Drives me crazy!
       
      This looks tasty.  Nice way to get more flavor out of those sad winter tomatoes.

      Brenda on Nov 8, 2012 @ 12:46 am Reply
    5. 5

      This looks great and so easy too!

      Bree on Nov 8, 2012 @ 4:06 pm Reply
    6. 6

      Jochemmayer attack on the tastebuds! ouch this looks yummy! thank you!

      pippa on Nov 19, 2012 @ 10:45 am Reply
      1. Moest wel heel hard lachen om het ‘Jochemmayer attack’ :)

        Kay on Nov 27, 2012 @ 3:47 pm Reply
    7. 7

      I plan to make this for a big Sunday dinner! I have 6 adults and 2 kids to feed. Would you double this recipe?

      Siobhan on Dec 12, 2012 @ 12:17 am Reply
    8. 8

      Made this tonight for dinner. Didn’t add rosemary (because I hate it) or the chicken stock but it turned out amazing and drumsticks are so inexpensive!!! Will make many times more in the future.

      Amanda on Jan 13, 2013 @ 1:52 am Reply
    9. 9

      Nothing is more economical than a drumstick!  I usually cut the skin off, cover in barbecue sauce and bake it but I’m excited to try a new way to cook it.  Thanks for sharing

      kathleen on Apr 7, 2013 @ 9:42 pm Reply

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