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Easy Peasy Roast Chicken Drumsticks and Roasted Vegetables

Since I was a student, I became aware at how expensive meat can be to buy. Even though I took advantage of those “3 for £10″ offers at the supermarket, I still found it hard as those offers were few and far between! I did try and become a vegetarian and live on vegetables but I do love my meat so sadly that never lasted! However, this was before I discovered how cheap and convenient chicken drumsticks, thighs and wings were!

You see, I was always a chicken breast kind of gal! I found more recipes required chicken breast meat and I didn’t know what to cook with chicken drumsticks, wings and thighs [don't forget though guys, I was a novice chef and could just about make beans on toast!]

So I came across a dish in my first year that was not only simple to make but so cheap as well! Plus, it was pretty healthy and didn’t require a thousand pots and pans to make [which you know is a bonus for us students!]

The good thing about this recipe is that it can be easily adapted! You can use any type of vegetable that’s good for roasting [for example, butternut squash, carrots, parsnips, courgettes, onions, turnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, peppers - the list is endless!].

Ingredients:

  • Chicken drumsticks, thighs or wings
  • Salt and Pepper [to taste]
  • 1 teaspoon of Chilli Flakes [optional]
  • Handful of Cherry Tomatoes [chopped]
  • 1 Small Onion [chopped]
  • 1 Pepper [chopped]
  • Handful of Mushroom [chopped]
  • 5 whole Garlic cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil [to drizzle]

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC
  2. Pop the chicken legs in a roasting dish and season well by rubbing salt and pepper into the skin 
  3. Add all the chopped vegetables to the dish, along with the garlic and sprinkle with the chilli flakes  
  4. Drizzle with the olive oil and mix it in with the vegetables and chicken
  5. Pop in the oven for 1 and 1/2 hours 
  6. Serve on it’s own or with mash potato!