Bake chicken drumstick with spices

Bake chicken drumstick with spices
Staff Writer

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Ingredients:

4 chicken drumsticks
1 Tbsp ginger- garlic paste
1 tsp red chili powder
2 Tbsp yogurt
juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp coriander stalks, minced
1 tsp black peppercorn
1 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp clove powder
1 tsp fennel seeds

Method:

Dry roast the coriander, fennel, black peppercorn for about 2 or 3 minutes. Cool it completely before grinding them coarsely. Then the clove powder
Wash chicken and mix it with ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, yogurt, lemon juice, coriander stalk and 1 1/2 tsp salt. Now add the ground spice and let it marinate for about an hour before cooking.

Heat oil in a saute pan and sear the chicken drumstick on all side for about 4 to 6 minutes. Then place it in a 350 degree F oven and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes. While cooking check to see if the curry dries out. If so, sprinkle a little water off and on so the chicken does not get dry out. Outer skin should be crisp but inside should be very moist.

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.