26 August, 2015
Roasted Chicken Drumsticks and Vegetables with Mustard-Tarragon SauceComments : 4 Posted in : Chicken, Main Dish on by : Cook Plate Fork Tags: chicken jokes, cream sauce, lemon slices, London, Marie Rose sauce, Mayonnaise, Mustard (condiment), NPR, Olive oil, Roast Chicken And Other Stories, roasted chicken drumsticks, roasted vegetables, Roasting, Simon Hopkinson, sweet garlic mustard, Tablespoon, tarragon, white wine
Chicken breasts often get all the glory, when it comes to preparing a poultry recipe. It could be that the white meat is top choice. Some do say that the drumsticks and thighs are the juiciest and flavorful meat on a chicken. We would add they inexpensive and easy to prepare as well.
Our featured recipe is a simple way to take those ordinary (I had to add that), juicy and flavorful chicken drumsticks into an extraordinary meal. You can adapt the recipe and use thighs as well.
Today’s domestic chicken is mainly descended from the wild red jungle fowl of Asia, with some additional input from the grey jungle fowl (Science Daily).
Since their domestication, a large number of breeds have been established, but with the exception of the white Leghorn, most commercial birds are of hybrid origin (cab direct).
Since we are discussing chicken, we can’t feature the recipe without telling a few chicken jokes.
The Hen got up in the Roosters face and said, “What was you doing with that chick on the other side of the road?”
A duck decided to cross the road, and a chicken appeared from out of no where and said, “Stop, don’t do it, you will never hear the end of it.”
As the Roaster crossed the road he said, “I have a dream, a dream of a world were chickens can cross the road without having our motives questioned.”
Now for our featured recipe: Roasted Chicken Drumsticks and Vegetables with Mustard-Tarragon Sauce, and here is what you will need.
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 leg on top of the vegetables in the pan, and pour wine into the pan.
Place dish in a preheated oven and roast for 45 to 50 minutes, or until chicken is done and golden but not crispy.
Remove chicken legs and keep warm.
In a small bowl or cup, stir together cream and next 3 ingredients until smooth, add to vegetables and stir in mix well. Place dish back into heated oven and bake 5 to 8 more minutes, stirring once, until sauce is thickened.
Plate and serve chicken with vegetables. Your option to sprinkle with additional chopped tarragon.
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Looks like a delicious chicken dish.
Thanks Jovina. Myself personally, I was very pleased with the mustard-tarragon sauce flavor.