Is there anything better than a delicious herb coated crispy skin chicken drumstick on a night that you don't really feel like putting a ton of effort into having a delicious meal?
Not to me!
I love serving chicken drumsticks because they are pretty inexpensive, freeze well, and SO easy to cook. Because they are a darker meat, they are very tolerant (you won't dry them out), and they are just plain delicious!
While this recipe takes about 45 minutes total, the hands on-time is under 10 minutes for both the chicken and green beans. These are easy staples to add to your recipe rotations, is gluten-free, paleo diet friendly, and not too bad on the waistline!
3-6 Chicken drumsticks (the meat is great pulled off the bone and used in a salad the next day, so go ahead and make enough for leftovers)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
salt, pepper, rosemary, herbs de provence- any seasoning profile you like
cast iron pan
oven preheated to 350
Start by melting your butter and oil on the stovetop, and season dry chicken drumsticks.
Add drumsticks, and pan fry on high heat until chicken is browned on all sides (about 2-5 minutes depending on the heat).
Once chicken is browned (like you see above), place chicken and cast iron pan in oven at 350 for 1/2 hour to fully cook.
Serve and enjoy!
Wasn't that EASY? If you're trying out a grain free or paleo diet, this is a fabulous go-to recipe for busy weeknights since the hands-on time is very little.
tip: be sure to use a potholder when removing your cast iron pan from the oven. Those puppies get hot! (My hubby always sees a pan and grabs the handle- even in the oven. He's really forgetful about the whole heat thing!)
To serve with an amazing (and easy!!) green bean side dish:
-Toss green beans in 1 tbsp olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper, and lay out on cookie sheet. Pop in 350 degree oven (if making this meal, you can pop them in as you throw your chicken in as well).
-Sautee 1 sliced onion in butter or oil until lightly browned.
-Add onion to cooking green beans, stir to evenly distribute.
-Cook until beans slightly wilt, serve warm.