Recipes Nugget Markets Signature Recipes
- Prep time
- 15 minutes, plus 2 hours marinating PT0.25M
- Cook time
- 30–35 minutes PT35M
- 4–6 servings
Garlicky, slightly spicy and with a kick of cilantro, this chimichurri marinade will take plain chicken drumsticks to the next level.
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 bunch oregano, picked
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 shallot, peeled and sliced
- ½ jalapeño, stem removed
- 3 tablespoons sherry vinaigrette
- 1 tablespoon salt
- ¾ cup olive oil
- 8 chicken drumsticks
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
To make the chimichurri marinade, place all ingredients except drumsticks and vegetable oil into a blender. Puree on medium speed for 20 seconds until emulsified, then set aside.
With a heavy knife, remove the top half inch of the chicken bone just below the joint. Marinate the drumsticks in half of the chimichurri for 2 hours.
Heat oven to 400°F.
Brush excess marinade off of drumsticks and discard. Heat an oven-safe sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil and sear the drumsticks on one side. Turn drumsticks over and place entire pan into the oven. Roll the drumsticks in the pan every 5 minutes and continue to cook for 30–35 minutes, until drumsticks are evenly browned and reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
Serve drumsticks with the unused chimichurri for dipping.