Lemon Garlic Cilantro Chicken Drumsticks

My local store always has drumsticks on sale. It’s not really my favourite part of the chicken but I buy it anyway. I have now decided I need to come up with fresh ways of cooking drumsticks so my journey begins today with this simple recipe

Generously season the drumsticks with salt and freshly ground black pepper.(please note that I halved the recipe)

Heat an 11-12 inch heavy-based skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and the butter.

When the butter is foaming, drop in the drumsticks

and fry until lightly browned on all sides, then, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet with a lid and let the drumsticks fry gently for 20-25 minutes, turning regularly, until fully cooked through, right up to the bone.

Once the chicken is fully cooked add the extra butter, if necessary,  garlic and lemon juice. Let the butter melt completely then baste the chicken, and turn off the heat. Add the chopped cilantro, cover the skillet and let the flavours infuse for a few minutes before serving.

Lemon Garlic Cilantro Chicken Drumsticks

Original Recipe

Preparation time: 5 minutes; Cooking time: 35-40 minutes; Makes: 12-16 drumsticks

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 30g (2 tablespoons) butter
  • 12-16 chicken drumsticks
  • 30g (2 tablespoons) extra butter  (optional-I did not add)
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • A handful cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2-4 tablespoons lemon juice (I used 2)

Instructions

  1. Generously season the drumsticks with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Heat an 11-12 inch heavy-based skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and the butter. When the butter is foaming, drop in the drumsticks, and fry until lightly browned on all sides.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet with a lid and let the drumsticks fry gently for 20-25 minutes, turning regularly, until fully cooked through, right up to the bone.
  4. Once the chicken is fully cooked add the extra butter, if necessary,  garlic and lemon juice. Let the butter melt completely then baste the chicken, and turn off the heat. Add the chopped cilantro, cover the skillet and let the flavours infuse for a few minutes before serving.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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