School night roast: Self-saucing herb and lemon chicken drumsticks
It's an easy weeknight chicken dinner that will cook while you have more time to relax or help the kids with homework.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
For the Self-saucing herb and lemon chicken drumsticks:
- 4 chicken drumsticks or 4 chicken thighs
- handful of fresh basil
- handful of fresh sage
- handful of fresh thyme
- handful of fresh coriander
- 2 tbsp passata
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 lemon sliced and cut into quarters
- 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 200C (180C fan forced, 400F, gas mark 6).
For thigh parcels:
Open up the thigh and rub the marinade on the outside then flip and repeat on the inside, leaving more inside to form part of the 'stuffing'. Place a couple of lemon quarters inside and roll up to form a parcel. You can tie each thigh with a piece of kitchen string for security and added effect.
Place on a small roasting tray, cover with aluminium foil and roast for about 1 hour. Remove from oven, baste the chicken with the juices (and for drumsticks only, grill for about 5 minutes or until the skin turns golden brown and crispy).
Serve with steamed rice drizzled with the juices from the pan and a garden salad.