Country Chicken

What you need

  • Spray on cooking oil.
  • Chicken drumsticks 8 medium sized, fresh or defrosted.
  • Arborio rice 1 cup.
  • Chicken stock 3 cups.
  • Seeded mustard 2 tablespoons.
  • Dried Italian herbs 1 teaspoon (basil or oregano).
  • Kumara 2 small, scrubbed and cut into large chunks.
  • Carrots 2, cut into large chunks.
  • Onion 1, peeled and cut into wedges.
  • Courgettes 2 medium sized, cut into large chunks or 8 brussels sprouts left whole or cut in half.
  • Pumpkin 1 piece, cut into large cubes.
  • Apricot halves 1 x 400g can in juice.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour


  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Spray a heavy bottomed fry-pan with oil and brown drumsticks; remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Put all the other ingredients except apricot halves in a casserole or roasting dish; arrange drumsticks on the top. Cover with foil or lid and cook for approx 45 minutes.
  • Add apricot halves and juice; cover and cook for a further 15 - 20 minutes or until the chicken and vegetables are cooked.

Serves 4


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