Recipe

Moroccan chicken drumsticks with kumara

Budget-friendly drumsticks get an exotic makeover in this delicious Moroccan chicken recipe. Spiked with apricots and spices, this dish is perfect served with couscous for a warming family meal

By Jennene Plummer
  • 20 mins preparation
  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoon ras el hanout
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 450 gram kumara, peeled, chopped
  • coriander leaves, couscous to serve

Method

  • 1
    In a large, heavy-based pan, heat half the oil on high. Brown chicken for 3-4 minutes, turning. Transfer to a plate.
  • 2
    In the same pan, heat remaining oil on medium. Sauté onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes until tender. Add ras el hanout and cinnamon, cooking for 1 minute. Stir in stock, apricots and honey.
  • 3
    Return chicken to pan. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Add kumara and cook, covered, for 10-15 minutes until tender. Season.
  • 4
    Serve chicken scattered with coriander leaves and alongside couscous.