Sometimes you need a great dinner for your family, but only have a little bit of time to put it together. On days like those, the idea of putting a full roast chicken on the table seems a bit daunting. However, with a little shortcut — replacing a full roast with just drumsticks — you can cut out the excess roasting time and have dinner on the table in 30 minutes. To get the recipe for a quick Sunday dinner, read more
1 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp butter
12-16 chicken drumsticks
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
- Heat a large, heavy-based lidded casserole or frying pan over a moderate heat. Add the oil and half the butter. Generously season the drumsticks with salt and pepper. When the butter is foaming, drop in the drumsticks, and fry until lightly browned all over.
- Cover the casserole with a lid and leave the drumsticks to fry gently for 20-25 minutes, turning regularly. Remove the lid and add the remaining butter, along with the garlic, parsley and lemon juice. Take the casserole off the heat and leave the flavours to infuse for a few minutes before serving.