Call me crazy but I cooked up some chicken legs today in the hope that my kids would suddenly become brave and not only eat meat but eat it in its true form. I really didn’t have high hopes for this but personally I love a good chicken leg, so if the girls didn’t eat these, I would. I love having some chicken in the fridge for snacking on throughout the day, so I knew these wouldn’t go to waste. To make them more appealing to the girls I wanted to add some sweetness so that’s why I added the mango sauce, they love mangos so I thought this would be a good selling point.
Were these a success? Not really. Not with the girls but they were with me. If I had cut the chicken off the bone, chopped the meat into miniscule pieces and hidden it in a white sauce they would have loved it. But I know loads of toddlers that will happily nor on a chicken leg. So just because my girls didn’t eat this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give it a go. This is a tasty and cheap meal to create, give it a go.
15 minutes (plus 1 hour)
1 tbs vegetable oil
1 tbs light soy sauce
2 tbs (plus extra 1½ tsp for glaze) mango chutney
1 clover garlic, crushed
12 chicken drumsticks (or legs, for a low-fat version)
- In a large bowl, combine the oil, soy sauce, chutney and garlic and mix until combined.
- Clean and dry the drumsticks and then mark shallow cuts into the meat. Add them to the marinade and mix everything thoroughly, making sure that the marinade gets into the cuts. Cover the bowl and allow to marinate in the fridge for an hour or longer, if possible.
- Heat the oven to 200°C.
- Remove the chicken legs from the marinade and place them in an oven tray, spacing them so they don’t stick together. Roast them in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is browned and crispy.
- In the
final 5 minutes, brush 1.5 tsp of chutney over the legs to glaze the Sweet
and Sour Chicken Drumsticks. Serve with green salad and sweet potato
wedges, or couscous. Serves 6 (2 each)
You will find this recipe and many more here at the Woolworths Baby and Toddler online club