I’ve never been a huge fan of chicken breasts, they just doesn’t seem to have the same delicious flavour as chicken off the bone. I whipped these drumsticks up the other night to have on the BBQ whilst we had friends over and they were a hit! They don’t take too much time prepping yet are full of flavour.
Another added bonus of the drumstick is that they are reasonably cheap and great for catering for larger groups of guests. To ensure that my drumsticks were extra tender and juicy, I decided to marinate them in a lactose free yoghurt. Have you ever wondered how this happens? Well the calcium content in the yoghurt activates the enzymes within the meat that help to break down the protein. So there you have it, you wont have to wonder any longer! For my lactose free yoghurt I used Barambah Organics natural yoghurt which has lactase added.
Lactase is a natural enzyme that breaks down lactose allowing it to be digested.
12 chicken drumsticks
250g lactose free yoghurt
Olive oil for grilling
1. In a large bowl combine the yoghurt and dukkah stirring well.
2. Add the drumsticks stirring well to ensure all are well coated, use your hands if you need to! Allow to marinate for at least 5 hours, if possible overnight is best!
3. Heat the olive oil in a frypan or on the BBQ to a medium-high heat and grill the drumsticks on each side until browned well. Then transfer to a baking dish and finish them in the oven by roasting at 180°C for approximately 15 minutes or until cooked through.