Stuffed Chicken Drumsticks
Cooking Methodpoaching, sauteeing
Total Timeunder 2 hours
Recipe Coursemain course
Dietary Considerationmain course
Taste and Textureherby, meaty, nutty, savory, smoky, spiced
- 24 rashers rindless streaky bacon
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 16 pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 tablespoon chopped thyme, minced
- 1/4 cup flat parsley, chopped
- Salt and Pepper
- 4 boneless chicken legs or thighs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
First make the stuffing: In a medium bowl mix the ground chicken with the pistachio nuts, egg yolk, thyme and parsley. Give it a jolly good seasoning with salt and pepper. Open out the chicken legs or thighs, season with pepper and divide the chicken stuffing between them.
Shingle six pieces bacon rashers on a board. Put one stuffed chicken portion on top and wrap the bacon around to cover completely. Repeat with the rest of the chicken.
Place in a large square of foil. Wrap each chicken in to a cylinder tightly in foil, twisting the ends to seal. Roll back and forth to even the shape.
Poach the chicken parcels, two or three at a time, in a large pan of boiling water for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked. Let cool in the foil, then refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and pat dry to remove any excess moisture.
In a medium pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and carefully sauté the chicken parcels until the bacon is brown and crisp on all sides. Transfer to a warm platter and rest in a warm place 5 minutes. Slice and serve.
2016 Jon Ashton