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Spiced Chicken Drumsticks with Coconut Peanut Dip

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With a savoury, sweet, citrusy, tangy and a little spicy coconut peanut dip, these well spiced chicken drumsticks are perfect for a budget-friendly TV dinner with some seasonal leafy greens and crispy roasted potatoes. The flavours come out best when the chicken drumsticks remain infused in the marinade for at least 1 hour, but not more than 6 hours as the marinade contains lime juice, which can worsen the texture by making it too dry if sitting too long. Longer is not always better. Stabbing the chicken with a fork allows the marinade to penetrate deep inside of the meat and enhance the flavour.

Coconut Peanut Dip
  • 2-4 Dried red chillie peppers
  • 1 piece / 30 g Ginger root, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 Garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 600-800 g Chicken drumsticks
  • 1 Lime, cut into wedges, to serve
  • 1 Tomato, cut into wedges, to serve
  • 4 tbsp Creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 70 ml Coconut milk
  • 1 Lime, juice and zest
  • 10 g Ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tbsp Soya sauce
  • 1/2-1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Peanut oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Roasted sesame seed oil
  • 20 g Roasted salted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Spring onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro or parsley, chopped
  1. Soak the dried chillie peppers in 3 tbsp of hot water. Set aside for 30 minutes. In a blender, add the soaked chillie peppers with water, ginger, garlic, black pepper powder, cumin powder, cayenne powder, turmeric powder, lime juice and olive oil. Process all the ingredients into a paste.
  2. Stab each chicken drumstick all over with a fork and place them in a baking pan. Season with salt and rub marinade generously on the surface of the chicken and make sure all the sides are thouroughly coated with the marinade paste. Cover and let marinate for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Roast the chicken for 35 minutes until golden and cooked through.
  4. Combine peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, zest, ginger, soya sauce, chilli powder, and oils together in a bowl. Top with chopped peanuts and herbs.
  5. Serve chicken with lime wedges, tomato wedges if using, and prepared coconut peanut dip.

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Tom 23/8/21 00:42

...they look yummy!

J.P. Alexander 23/8/21 03:19

Uy adoro el pollo gracias por la receta. Te mando beso

Christine 23/8/21 03:38

This makes me hungry and it's my bedtime haha.

Nancy Chan 23/8/21 05:17

I have been wanting to eat roast chicken and your roast spiced chicken drumsticks looks so delicious.

Rose world 23/8/21 07:06

I like spiced chicken. Slurp.

Iwona 23/8/21 07:45

Looks so delicious :)

Margaret D 23/8/21 08:19

Now that looks magical and would taste delicious as it has lots of lovely flavours.

speedy70 23/8/21 08:34

Molto ghiotto il pollo così cucinato!!!

Graciela Bacino 23/8/21 08:48

Delicious! I like it!!
Thing so much!! :-)
Have you good week.

Unknown 23/8/21 08:52

want to try the sauce...

when the drum stick mixed with sauce, i think the taste was become a complete...very great recipe, Angie ^^

Manuel Bermúdez. 23/8/21 09:15

A beautiful and tasty chicken recipe. Bye bye.

babYpose 23/8/21 09:16

Love eating chicken dip in creamy sauce, look delicious.

Anncoo Journal 23/8/21 10:57

Looks so delicious and tempting to try!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 23/8/21 12:43

now this is a combination that unique that we will totally devour everyone loves both! Great idea!

Federica Simoni 23/8/21 12:46

che meraviglia deve essere buonissimo!!!!

The Velvet Runway 23/8/21 13:13

These look so delicious! Thank you for the recipe!
Julia x

[Reply] 23/8/21 14:56

Anything with peanut butter sounds great to me! Great tip on marinating the chicken too, thanks Angie!

Kitchen Riffs 23/8/21 16:09

Chicken drumsticks have wonderful flavor! One of my favorite pieces of chicken, too -- loved 'em ever since I was a kid. Terrific recipe -- thanks.

New Classic r 23/8/21 16:37

Another homer Angie, and a great logo.

Malindha Erba 23/8/21 16:52

I am going to share this recipe with a friend of mine who is a cook lover, he is sure to love it. Thanks for sharing ^^

Pedro 23/8/21 19:34

Great recipe, I really liked the marinade and the dip.
Nice week!

Brian 23/8/21 20:14

That chicken looks so good it makes my toes hurt!

Kelly | Foodtasia 23/8/21 20:51

Love all the flavors, Angie! and the dip is so wonderful!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 23/8/21 21:04

Yummy!!! I love the spices you used for the chicken drumsticks!! And that Coconut Peanut Dip sounds to-die-for delicious!! The chicken and dip sounds (and looks!) like a match made in heaven!

savorthebest 23/8/21 21:38

I love all the flavors. The peanut dip is one of my favorites

Hena Tayeb 23/8/21 23:47

Oh yum.. these look scrumptious.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 24/8/21 06:30

I am not a huge fan of meat with bone left in it, but who can resist a wholesome chicken drumstick, so long as the skin is good and crunchy!

This one ticks all the flavour boxes for me, although I never realised that you could over-marinate meat if you use lime juice. Thanks for that top tip! :)

Klaudia Zuberska 24/8/21 11:38

Hello! Great post. Very interesting and inspiring.
It looks delicious! A wonderful recipe :)
All the best! Greetings from Poland!

Javier 24/8/21 12:12

I absolutely love the dip and the roast chicken looks delicius

Great recipe!

Debra Eliotseats 24/8/21 13:52

Everything about this sounds delicious. I would love some of that dipping sauce for a number of things!

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 24/8/21 14:55

These chicken drumsticks look terrific. But I'm really intrigued with this dipping sauce as the combination of flavours sounds insanely delicious! I need to try it ASAP!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 24/8/21 16:19

Such a delicious, flavorful marinade!!! I'm always looking for new chicken inspiration!!!

David 24/8/21 19:42

Angie, Love the spice and those chicken drumsticks look great! I could eat the whole plate of them... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Raymund 24/8/21 23:16

Any chicken drumstick recipe, I am in. That thing looks gorgeous

tigerfish 25/8/21 02:10

This reminds me of Satay (spiced chicken skewers with spicy peanut dipping sauce)! I actually tried making Satay using chicken drumsticks before.

Sherry's Pickings 25/8/21 09:45

i love your colourful photos angie and this looks so delish!

Eva Taylor 27/8/21 15:23

As luck would have it, i have drumsticks at home! This looks like a flavourful dish and that dip sounds incredible.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 27/8/21 15:52

Coconut? Peanut? You've got my attention, Angie! This is a recipe that I need badly! I can't wait to make it. Your plating and design in presentation is breathtaking as alway! Thanks for sharing this incredible recipe!

The Yum List 28/8/21 02:47

I would love this for my dinner.

Nammi 28/8/21 05:20

oh my , too bad internet has no advanced enough that I can put my hand through the screen to grab one of those drumsticks . looks so yumm

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida 29/8/21 03:38

That sauce sounds amazing! Another recipe to try this week.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 7/9/21 19:57

They look delicious, Angie, and so does the sauce! Last weekend I made chicken drumsticks in our neglected air fryer and they were delicious!


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