Chicken drumsticks with vegetable chips and garlic dip recipe

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A lighter version of this family favourite - the polenta-based crumb gives the chicken drumsticks a crispy skin. They are perfect when paired with roasted vegetable chips and a yogurt dip. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook
  • 611 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 1 large baking potato
  • 2 large courgettes
  • 2 large Redmere Farms parsnips
  • 2 large Redmere Farms carrots
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 75g (3oz) polenta
  • 25g (1oz) Parmesan
  • 125g (4oz) Greek-style yogurt
  • lemon wedges, to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    2555kj
    611kcal
    31%
  • Fat

    32g 46%
  • Saturates

    10g 52%
  • Sugars

    13g 14%
  • Salt

    0.8g 14%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 48.2g Protein 35g Fibre 9.2g

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Cut the vegetables into wedges about 2.5cm (1in) thick and about 8cm (3 1/2in) long. Arrange in a large roasting tin in a single layer. Nestle in the garlic, cloves, drizzle over 1 tbsp oil and season.
  2. Put the tin on the bottom shelf of the oven and reduce the temperature to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Roast for 35 minutes, shaking the tray a few times during cooking, until the vegetables are golden.
  3. Meanwhile, rub the chicken with the remaining oil. Combine the polenta, Parmesan and a little seasoning on a large plate, then roll the chicken in the mixture, until evenly coated. Transfer to a baking sheet and arrange on the top shelf of the oven. Cook for for 30 minutes, or until the crust is golden, there is no more pink meat and the juices run clear.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, remove the garlic cloves from the roasting tin, and when cool enough to handle, squeeze the pulp into a bowl, discarding the papery skins. Mash with a fork until smooth, then add the yogurt and stir until combined. Season to taste.
  5. Drain the vegetable chips on kitchen paper. Serve with the chicken, garlicky yogurt dip and some lemon wedges for squeezing over.

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