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Mediterranean Baked Chicken Drumsticks

A quick, easy, and economical meal. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, these drumsticks are full of flavor.

 

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Chicken drumsticks are inexpensive, they feed a crowd, and are so easy to make. Marinate them overnight for maximum flavor or, make them when you don’t have too much time and need a healthy meal on the table.

I love to make a side of cumin flavored rice to serve alongside the chicken drumsticks. It’s great for soaking up those juices on the bottom of the pan and compliment the chicken so well.

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How to make the Cumin Rice using the rice cooker: 

Place the rice in a large bowl and rinse with cool water 4-5 times or until the water runs clear.

Cover with cool water and set aside to soak for 15 minutes.

Add the chopped onion to the bowl of a rice cooker along with the oil and a pinch of salt.

Turn the rice cooker on “Flash cook” and close the top. Cook until the onions are soft and golden. About 15 minutes. Intermittently turn the machine off and press “flash rice” about 2 times so that the higher cooking temperature is maintained.

Add the cumin seeds along with the garlic and warm through 20 seconds.

Drain the water from the rice and add it to the rice cooker.

Add 3 teaspoons of salt and 3 cups of water or broth.

Mix with a spatula.

Press the “rice” button and close the top.

Once it is ready the machine will beep. Fluff the rice and serve.

For the complete recipe click right HERE.

 

Notes: Feel free to leave out the cumin seeds and add a can of chickpeas instead. Or, make Mediterranean rice pilaf.

 

To make the drumsticks you will need:

12-15 chicken drumsticks

1 onion, thinly sliced into rounds or half-moons

Salt and black pepper, to taste

The spices:

  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 and ½ teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons sumac
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional

 

The Marinade:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 7-8 garlic cloves, grated

 

 

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 450°F, 230 °C.

 

Place the chicken drumsticks in a baking pan. Pat them dry with paper towels.

Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl and whisk them together. Pour over the chicken and toss to coat on all sides.

Combine the spices and mix them together. Sprinkle them over the chicken and season both sides with salt and black pepper. Toss to coat.

Arrange the onion slices in between the chicken drumsticks.

Bake on the center rack for 45 minutes-1 hour. Keep an eye on it as ovens vary.

Take the pan out of the oven and baste the chicken drumsticks with the juices.

Return the pan to the oven and turn the broiler element on. Broil for about 5 minutes or until the skin is crispy. Keep a watchful eye on it so that it doesn’t burn.

 

Serve with salad, tzatziki, and cumin rice pilaf.

 

 

 

 

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Mediterranean Baked Chicken Drumsticks

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Main course, greek, mediterranean
By Dimitra Khan Serves: 6

A quick, easy, and economical meal. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, these drumsticks are full of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 12-15 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced into rounds or half-moons
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • The spices:
  • • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • • 2 and ½ teaspoons ground coriander
  • • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • • 2 teaspoons sumac
  • • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • The Marinade:
  • • ¼ cup olive oil
  • • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • • 2-3 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
  • • 2 tablespoons honey
  • • 7-8 garlic cloves, grated

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 450°F, 230 °C.

2

Place the chicken drumsticks in a baking pan. Pat them dry with paper towels.

3

Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl and whisk them together. Pour over the chicken and toss to coat on all sides.

4

Combine the spices and mix them together. Sprinkle them over the chicken and season both sides with salt and black pepper. Toss to coat.

5

Arrange the onion slices in between the chicken drumsticks.

6

Bake on the center rack for 45 minutes-1 hour. Keep an eye on it as ovens vary.

7

Take the pan out of the oven and baste the chicken drumsticks with the juices.

8

Return the pan to the oven and turn the broiler element on. Broil for about 5 minutes or until the skin is crispy. Keep a watchful eye on it so that it doesn’t burn.

9

Serve with salad, tzatziki, and cumin rice pilaf.

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Richard E. Poulin Jr.
    May 29, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    Followed the recipe precisely and it came out perfect. An excellent dish for the family and not hard to do and brings some elegance and great tasting chicken to weeknight dinners.

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