Garlic & Saffron Baked Chicken Drumsticks by cecilevadas | Quick & Easy Recipe | The Feedfeed
Garlic & Saffron Baked Chicken Drumsticks
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-- @cecilevadas
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Marinate your chicken up to 1 day ahead, refrigerated. When dinner time rolls around, bake for about 25 minutes until crispy. Serve with your favorite veggies or a simple salad.

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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 25mins
Serves or Makes: 4


  • 2 1/ 2 pounds free range chicken drumsticks, organic
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1/ 2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • 3 sprigs oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/ 2 cup aioli or mayonnaise
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cayenne pepper, saffron, paprika, lemon juice, honey, thyme, removed from the stem, oregano and 2 of the garlic cloves. Place the drumsticks in the bowl and mix to coat in the marinade.

  • Step 2

    Place on the baking tray and cook for 20-25 minutes or until skin is golden brown and the flesh turns white. Remove and plate in a serving platter.

  • Step 3

    Mix the third garlic clove with the aioli. Serve alongside the drumsticks with extra sprigs of thyme.