Italian-style chicken drumsticks

Italian-style chicken drumsticks

Ingredients (serve 4):

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 sticks celery, thinly sliced
  • 100g pancetta or bacon, chopped (optional)
  • 2½ cups cooked tomato sauce (see related recipe)
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • ¾ cup black or green olives
  • 1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped



  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add celery and pancetta (optional).
  3. Cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes or until celery is tender.
  4. Stir in tomato sauce and wine or stock. Bring to the boil.
  5. Place chicken into a shallow 6-cup capacity ovenproof dish in a single layer. Pour over hot sauce.
  6. Press lemon wedges and olives into sauce. Bake, uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve.
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