Lemon and Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

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This recipe will be sure to impress with flavours that sing together and of course – it’s super simple!! Perfect for Fathers Day (we know just how much men love their meat) but actually it is also an easy yet super tasty dinner which children will love and can be really easy to add to a puree for little bubs.

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Ingredients:

700 grams of chicken drumsticks

6 tb of olive oil

3 tb of garlic

1 lemon

2 tsp of paprika

2 tsp of dried thyme (or mixed herbs)

Handful of fresh coriander

Salt

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

2. To make the marinade, in a large bowl add the olive oil, garlic (you can do 2 tbs if you wish), paprika and thyme.  Finely chop 2-3 tb of coriander and add to the bowl then squeeze in the juice from half of the lemon.

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3. Place in chicken drumsticks and coat well in the marinade. Cover and set aside in the fridge for at least an hour (can leave for a few hours). Just take chicken out of the fridge 30 minutes before baking (to ensure even cooking). You can either leave in the mixing bowl in the fridge or place ready to go in the oven proof dish.

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4. Ensure chicken is evenly spaced in the oven proof dish and place the remaining lemon on in slices. Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until juices run clear.

5. Allow to cool slightly and place a sprinkle of fresh chopped coriander over to garnish.

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Enjoy!

P.S Have a great Zingy Meatball recipe if you are after something a little more Italian!

xxx Dr Julie Bhosale