The ingredients caught my eye - honey, paprika and fennel for the marinade accompanied by a sauce of orange. WOW... I got excited.
I am glad that I did... the flavours combined magically and there was definitley an intriguing after tastes tantalising taste buds leaving them waiting until the next bite.
Serve with a simple salad or like us we had Herbed Potato Slices and corn cobs.
Honey and Paprika Chicken Drumsticks
(Recipe adapted from WW Just Say Yum Cookbook)
ProPoints per serve: 8
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons ground sweet paprika
1 tablespoon ground fennel
1 tablespoon water
12 individual chicken drumstick skin removed or lovely legs
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange rind
2 cups orange juice
Combine oil, honey, paprika, fennel and 2 teaspoons water in a jug. Place chicken in a large snap lock bag or casserole dish. Cover with marinade and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
Lightly spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil and heat over high heat. Cook chicken, turning, for 5 minutes or until browned. Add rind and juice and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
NOTE: Chicken Lovely Legs are drumsticks with the bones trimmed and skin removed. They are available from most supermarkets or from chicken shops. I find it easier and cheaper to buy normal drumsticks and remove skin by holding the drumstick firmly and pulling the skin back using a tea towel to assist gripping the skin.
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