Southern Spiced Chicken Drumsticks

Southern Spiced Chicken Drumsticks

Want to spice things up? This juicy and flavourful chicken drumstick recipe adds smoked paprika to give the classic dish a little kick.


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 clove garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbs dried oregano
  • 1 tbs ground cumin
  • 2 tbs chopped rosemary
  • 1 lemon, zested, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups frozen baby peas
  • 250g creamy potato salad
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
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  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Grease and line a large baking tray with baking paper. Combine chicken, oil, garlic, paprika, oregano, cumin, half the rosemary, and lemon zest in a bowl. Add chicken and toss to combine.
  2. Place chicken on prepared tray. Bake chicken, turning occasionally, for 25 minutes or until cooked and golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, cook peas in a saucepan of boiling water for 3 minutes or until bright green and tender. Drain. Cool. Combine peas and potato salad in a large bowl.
  4. Sprinkle chicken with remaining rosemary and zest. Serve chicken with lemon wedges and potato salad.
Prep tip
  1. For extra flavour, combine chicken and herbs in a bowl the night before and marinate.
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