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Ginger and Citrus Roast Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Chicken provides plenty of protein to build and repair the body. It contains B vitamins including B12 needed to make red blood cells, B6 which plays a role in converting tryptophan into serotonin, and niacin required for energy production. Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory spice, used effectively to help reduce inflammation associated with arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Ginger also helps stimulate circulation throughout the body, boosts immune function and promotes better digestion by relieving excessive wind.

Serves: 4

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Ginger and Citrus Roast Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

By: Lisa Guy

In this delicious dish, the ginger helps to stimulate circulation throughout the body, boosts immune function and promotes better digestion.


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Ingredients

  • Zest & juice 1 lemon
  • Zest & juice 1 small orange
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ cup olive oilPinch sea salt & pepper
  • 10 large organic chicken drumsticks
  • Bunch baby carrots
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • Handful coriander leaves, roughly chopped

Method


  • In small bowl, mix lemon and orange zest with honey, ginger, garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper. Make paste, then rub into chicken drumsticks.
  • Leave in fridge covered for a couple of hours to marinate.
  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Grease large baking dish with olive oil and arrange drumsticks in dish. Add baby carrots and onion.
  • Combine lemon and orange juice and spoon half the mixture over drumsticks.
  • Put in oven for 1½ hours. After 40 mins, flip drumsticks and drizzle with a little more juice.

  

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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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