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Crisp and cheesy drumsticks

Serves
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes

The name says it all - crisp and cheesy. These moreish drumsticks, teamed with roasted kumara are bound to be a firm family favourite. Serve with some freshly cooked green beans for a healthy meal.

Ingredients

Method

  • 3 Clarks Celery Sticks
  • 1 Ornelle Camembert or Brie, diced finely
  • 3/4 cup Obento Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 3 oranges
  • Superb Herbs Fresh Cut Rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 8-12 chicken drumsticks
  • 4 Easi-Peels Red Kumara
  • 2 Greater Good Red Onions, peeled and quartered
  • ALSO NEED: olive oil, salt and pepper
View the method
  1. Heat the oven to 180◦ C
  2. Finely dice one celery stick.
  3. Mix the camembert with the breadcrumbs, ½ the celery and the juice and zest of one orange. Add finely diced leaves of 1 sprig of rosemary and ½ the garlic. Season well.
  4. Loosen the skin of each chicken drumstick and push the stuffing underneath.
  5. Keep pulling the skin up over the meat and stuffing. They will look a little strange don’t worry they will taste great. Save some of the stuffing.
  6. Place the drumsticks in a row together in a large baking tray and sprinkle the left over stuffing on top.
  7. Peel the kumara and cut into 8-12 pieces, depending on the size.
  8. Slice 2 oranges.
  9. Place the kumara, remaining celery (cut in ½) and red onion pieces into the oven tray with the chicken.
  10. Add the orange slices, 2-3 rosemary sprigs, remaining garlic and a good glug of olive oil. Mix it all together, squashing some juice out of the orange slices. Season well.
  11. Cook for 45 minutes or until cooked.
  12. Serve the drumsticks with the kumara and onion.


AND MORE:

  • Green beans go well with this meal.
  • If you have any rosemary leftover, mince the leaves with some garlic and a little olive oil to make a paste. Freeze ready to spread on roast before cooking.
  • Stuff the celery sticks with cheese for a healthy snack.
  • Walnuts can be added to the stuffing.


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