Rustic Reverie: Oven-Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Potatoes

Step into a countryside kitchen with our Rustic Reverie Oven-Baked Chicken Drumsticks with Potatoes. Golden-brown drumsticks, seasoned to perfection, share the spotlight with hearty roasted potatoes. The aroma of rosemary and garlic wafts through the air, promising a meal that's both comforting and tantalizingly delicious.

A detailed close-up showcasing the Oven-Baked Chicken Drumsticks with their crispy skin, accompanied by golden roasted potato wedges. The garnish of fresh parsley and lemon zest adds a touch of freshness.

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4 servings 
Ideal Serving Size: 2 drumsticks and 150 grams of potatoes per serving

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calorie Count: 530 kcal per serving
  • Macronutrient Breakdown:
    • Carbohydrates: 40g
    • Proteins: 35g
    • Fats: 25g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Chicken drumsticks - 8 pieces
  • Potatoes, cut into wedges - 600 grams
  • Olive oil - 30 ml
  • Fresh rosemary, chopped - 15 grams
  • Garlic, minced - 10 grams
  • Paprika - 5 grams
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon zest - 5 grams
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish - 10 grams

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a large bowl, toss the potato wedges with half of the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  3. Arrange the potatoes on one side of a baking sheet.
  4. In the same bowl, toss the chicken drumsticks with the remaining olive oil, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  5. Place the drumsticks on the other side of the baking sheet.
  6. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, turning halfway through, until the chicken is golden brown and the potatoes are crispy.
  7. Garnish with lemon zest and fresh parsley before serving.
A top-down perspective that highlights the perfect harmony of textures and colors. The drumsticks and potatoes are beautifully arranged on a wooden serving board, ready for the table.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • For a smoky flavor, add a pinch of smoked paprika to the chicken seasoning.
  • Serve with a side of creamy garlic aioli for dipping.
  • Pair with a crisp white wine or a light beer.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use chicken thighs instead? Yes, chicken thighs can be substituted, but adjust the cooking time as needed.
  • Can I add other vegetables? Certainly! Carrots, parsnips, or bell peppers make great additions.