There’s nothing like an easy chicken dinner on a busy weeknight.
Chicken drumsticks taste great in a whole range of preparations, including grilling, baking, smoking, frying, and like with this recipe, roasting.
What Is A Chicken Drumstick
Chicken drumsticks are the bottom part of the chicken leg with the top part being the the thigh. The chicken leg attached to the thigh is typically sold as a chicken leg quarter.
Chicken Leg Quarters
They’re often cooked in the same way as thighs (bone-in and skin-on) and they deliver the same meaty, juicy flavor.
This chicken drumstick recipe is easy and quick to throw together with just a few flavorful ingredients.
These flavorful ingredients include white wine and mustard tarragon sauce. The sauce has an intense sharpness in flavor with a touch of sweetness.
Tarragon’s anise flavor, mustard’s strong, pungent bitterness, and the white wines subtle honey sweetness makes for a flavorful combination with the roasted chicken drumsticks and vegetables.
Roasted Chicken Drumsticks and Vegetables with Mustard-Tarragon Sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1 ½ teaspoons black pepper
1 ¼ pounds small tri-colored baby potatoes
1 pound large rainbow carrots (about 3)
1 red onion cut in ½ inch chucks
1 large lemon, sliced, seeds removed
3 garlic cloves, sliced into three’s
8 large chicken drumsticks
¾ cup white wine, your choice
½ cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon sweet garlic Dijon mustard (if not able to find, Dijon mustard is fine)
1 ½ tablespoons fresh tarragon
Heat oven to 450 degrees
In a large bowl toss 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper with potatoes, carrots, onion, and garlic. Add mix to a large roasting pan or baking dish.
Next using a large bowl, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoons pepper, and chicken legs. Toss drumsticks to coat with oil.
Next arrange the drumsticks on top of the vegetables in the pan, and pour white wine into the pan.
Place dish into preheated oven and roast for 45 to 50 minutes, or until chicken drumsticks are done and golden but not crispy.
Remove baking dish from oven. Remove drumsticks to a plate and keep warm.
In a small bowl or cup, stir together cream and next 3 ingredients until smooth, add to vegetables and stir in till combined. Place dish back into heated oven and roast another 5 to 8 minutes, stirring once, until sauce is thickened.
Plate and serve chicken drumsticks with vegetables. Sprinkle with additional chopped tarragon (optional).
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