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Picnic fare or dressed up to grace the finest table! Savory and tangy chicken drumsticks, cheap, nutritional, and deeeeelicious!

S. Chokel

Serves/Makes:6 or more

  • 1/2 lb (.2 kg). feta cheese, crumbled
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (I substitue boneless skinless breasts all the time)
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) plus 1 tsp (5 ml) olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 17 oz (476 grm). can plum tomatoes with liquid, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) sweet basil (substitute rosemary, thyme, or dill if you like it better)
  • pepper, to taste
  • steamed rice or pasta
  • Place feta in water to soften and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp (15 ml) of oil in frying pan (I use a dutch oven and double recipe for entertaining) and brown chicken pieces.
  • Transfer chicken to a covered dish to set aside until needed again.
  • Add the tsp of oil to the pan along with the sliced onions.
  • Cook over low heat for about 6 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook for another 5 minutes or until onions start to brown.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and liquid, sweet basil and pepper.
  • Place chicken pieces on the sauce.
  • Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and cook 40 minutes.
  • Remove feta from water and arrange on top of chicken.
  • Cover and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Serve with steamed rice or your favorite pasta. We like it simply with slices of a good Italian bread or French Bread.. and a great spinach salad! A chilled glass of a good Chardonnay is a nice touch too!
  • Note: If you want something more elegant for more formal occasions, use skinless, boneless chicken breasts and prepare the same.

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