One-dish Mediterranean chicken drumstick bake recipe

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The thing about chicken drummies is that they’re always yummy. Make a real meal out of them by giving them some Mediterranean style, baked in rich passata sauce and topped with basil and salty capers. Delicious – and nearly as good as a holiday!

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  • Makes : 6
  • Prep time : 5 mins
  • Cooking time : 55 mins

One-dish Mediterranean chicken drumstick bake ingredients

  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 small red onions, sliced into wedges
  • 1 large red capsicum, thickly sliced
  • 700g tomato passata
  • 1/3 cup Leggos sun-dried tomato stir-through sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp baby capers
  • fresh basil leaves, to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 210°C. Find an ovenproof dish which will fit all your chicken drumsticks in a single layer.
  • Rub each chicken drumstick in the minced garlic and oil. Place in the ovenproof dish. Roast for 20 minutes until skin is just starting to gain a touch of gold.
  • Add the Spanish onion and capsicum to the dish. Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes until just starting to soften.
  • Mix the passata with the sun-dried tomato stir-through paste. Pour it over the chicken and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper, bake for a further 15 minutes or until it’s reached boiling point and bubbling.
  • Remove from the oven and add capers and fresh basil leaves.


  • Serve with couscous, rice or even roast or mashed potato – whatever your tastebuds desire!
  • If your kids aren’t up to tackling drumstick bones, swap them out for tasty chicken thighs (skin on).

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