Stuffed Chicken Drumsticks

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


Once again, I was not quite sure what to prepare for dinner until I saw fresh cilantro in the fridge. I thought about it, and concluded that the cilantro would make a refreshing stuffing for the drumsticks I picked up at the store that day. It was a delicious meal that my kids and I thoroughly enjoyed.

For those who are not big fans of cilantro, feel free to substitute it with Italian parsley.

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10 Min


45 Min




8 chicken legs – with skin
for the stuffing:
juice of 1 lime
1 cup cilantro or italian parsley
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. cumin
½ tsp. turmeric
½ tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. coriander
3 tbs. olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

Place all of the above in a food processor and give a few good chops.
Preheat Oven 375 degrees.
Gently pull the skin from the leg back and stuff the mixture into under the skin.
Place the legs in a baking dish and bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until a beautiful golden color appears and the juices run clear.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy