Monday, November 4, 2013

Chicken Drumstick with Paprika and Garlic

I made some pasta for dinner the other night, and wanted something else to serve with the pasta. Found this easy and simple roasted chicken drumsticks recipe from Bill Granger.

This couldn't be any easier. Simply mix the marinade, rub all over the chicken drumsticks, leave to marinade for a couple of hours in the refrigerator. About an hour before serving, roast the chicken in a preheated oven until cooked and charred in places.

The marinade is a mixture of soy sauce, lime juice, crushed garlic, ground cumin, paprika, grated ginger and chopped chilli (which I have substitute with dried coarse chilli flakes).

Delicious! Very yummy eaten with lots of fresh coriander leaves.

Chicken Drumsticks with Paprika and Garlic
(source from, Bill Granger)
8 chicken drumsticks
5 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp lime juice
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
5cm piece root ginger, peeled and grated
1 small red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped (replaced with 1/2 tsp coarse chilli flakes)

  1. Using a sharp knife, make a few slashes, about 0.5cm deep, through the thicker parts of the chicken and place in a dish.
  2. Combine all the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Using your hands, rub this marinade all over the chicken drumsticks. Cover and transfer to the fridge to marinate for at least an hour, or overnight if possible.
  3. Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5 or light a barbecue.
  4. Place the chicken on a baking tray and roast for 40 minutes or until cooked through and lightly charred in places. Serve.

I'm linking this post to Cook Like A Star : Nov/Dec featuring Bill Granger, hosted by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids, Yen of Eat Your Heart Out and Mich of Piece of Cake.


  1. now this is what i call finger lickin' good!

  2. Mouthwatering and delicious to look at chicken drumstick.

  3. whew, lucky thing, I had my early lunch before visiting.... otherwise I will be gnawing on my fingers!

  4. Hi Joyce,

    After testing a few of Bill Granger's recipes, I realised that most of his recipes are very easy to cook or bake... and why I choose him as this month theme.

    Your nice and easy chicken drumsticks looks finger-licking good too :)


  5. These chicken drum sticks look so flavourful. I could grab some off the screen and eat it!

  6. Hi Joyce, I have bookmarked this recipe to try. Hopefully the chicken will not be too spicy for my kids.

  7. Finger-licking drumsticks! I love to eat with fresh coriander leaves too :)

  8. My children will grab first when they saw this chicken drumsticks!

  9. Perfect for the whole family - sounds (and looks) really tasty.

  10. A crowd pleaser! I love the flavours.

  11. Hi Joyce , boy do the drumsticks look delicious , I will settle for one please , thanks for sharing :)

  12. Joyce, your chicken drumsticks look absolutely delicious and I'm already imagining how moist the chicken meat must be :) YUMMY!!

  13. Joyce, this is so simple and good! Would go very well with a salad too.

  14. Happy to know another new tray baked chicken. Thanks!

  15. So tempting and inviting...i m totally sold over this :)

  16. i like the charred bits...! hvnt started on bill granger yet..grrr :(