I love fresh dill. Just the smell makes my mouth water and I begin to think of all of the wonderful things I can do with it. I can use it to make homemade ranch dip, and of course pickles, and as I found out from this recipe, it also pairs nicely with chicken. To start, I marinated the chicken drumsticks in a quick marinade of olive oil, fresh dill, red wine vinegar, salt and fresh cracked pepper. I then roasted the drumsticks in the oven until the skin was golden brown and crispy. The smell coming from the kitchen was almost as good as the first juicy bite.
I used chicken drumsticks in this recipe because they were on sale at my local grocery store. You could also substitute chicken thighs or even a whole fryer chicken cut into 8 pieces so you can get a little bit of dark and white meat.
Note: You need to marinate this chicken for at least 2 hours, be sure to plan accordingly.
AllisonMay 15, 2009 at 1:15 pm
Tried this recipe with gnocchi and pesto sauce. So delicious!
DesereeMay 15, 2009 at 2:54 pm
Yay! I am glad you enjoyed it. Gnocchi and pesto sounds super yummy, I bet it went well together.
MartaApril 30, 2009 at 6:12 am
Great simple recipe! Thank you! With chicken, it’s all about the marinade! You can take it from bland to superb with just the right potions and letting it rest. I adore chicken and I find it’s at its best in simple recipes like this. I’ll try it soon!
DesereeApril 30, 2009 at 1:39 pm
You’re welcome Marta! I agree that it is all about the marinade and there are endless possibilities! I hope you enjoy it when you try it :)