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Curried drumsticks recipe

Curried drumsticks recipe

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Whether you're having a picnic on the beach or at your favourite spot in the park, make lunch one to remember with these chicken drumsticks. A simple marinade makes them so delicious; yogurt tenderises the meat and the spices in the curry paste add a subtle fragrance and gentle chilli hum. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 15 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook, plus marinating
  • 441 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 200g Greek or coconut yogurt
  • 4 tbsp coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp curry paste
  • 5 tbsp mango chutney
  • 12 chicken drumsticks, skin on
  • 3 tbsp flaked almonds
  • 1 Romaine lettuce, shredded, to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    33g 47%
  • Saturates

    12g 60%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    1.3g 22%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.1g Protein 26.8g Fibre 1g


  1. In a large bowl, mix 150g yogurt with the coconut milk, curry paste and 4 tbsp chutney. Make a couple of cuts across the thickest part of each drumstick. Add to the marinade and turn to coat. Cover and chill for 1 hr, or up to 2 days.
  2. Preheat the oven to gas 5, 190°C, fan 170°C. Put the chicken on a baking tray lined with nonstick baking paper. Season well. Bake for 40 mins, or until cooked through with no pink meat showing. Scatter with the almonds and bake for 5-10 mins, until the nuts are golden. Cool.
  3. Marble the remaining chutney through the remaining yogurt in a bowl, to make a dipping sauce.
  4. Serve the drumsticks with the lettuce and the mango dip (or chill for up to 24 hrs before taking on your picnic).

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. Always defrost and heat thoroughly before eating. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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