Cape Gooseberry Chicken Drumsticks

After growing a good crop of cape gooseberries I was looking for another way of using them instead of making a preserve or eating fresh. Cape gooseberries go well with most types of meats but this simple chicken drumstick recipe really tantalises the taste buds to the extreme!

Cape Gooseberry Chicken Drumsticks

After growing a good crop of cape gooseberries I was looking for another way of using them instead of making a preserve or eating fresh. Cape gooseberries go well with most types of meats but this simple chicken drumstick recipe really tantalises the taste buds to the extreme!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 People
Calories 61 kcal

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking dish

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Ripe cape gooseberries (or about half a hat full)
  • 8 Portions Chicken drumsticks
  • 5 Chilies (I used Cayenne medium heat)
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar (or white if you want)
  • 1 teasp Salt
  • ½ teasp Pepper
  • Qty Sides: Asparagus, carrot, bread rolls, etc Enough for 4 people

Instructions
 

  • After washing,remove the tough stem end of the cape gooseberry and cut them in half placingthem all in a mixing bowl.
  • Chop chillies andleave the seeds in for more heat or remove seeds for less heat (use appropriatechilli for your taste) then add to bowl.
  • Add olive oil,sugar, salt, pepper and mix well.
  • Place chickendrumsticks in a deep baking dish and pour the cape gooseberry marinade over thetop. Cover and leave in fridge for several hours (or overnight) to enhanceflavours.
  • Bake uncovered inthe oven at 180C (356F) for about 50 minutes or until the chicken is fullycooked through. If the top starts to burn then you can cover it during thelater stages of cooking with a lid or alfoil.
  • After cooking plateup by ensuring to spoon over the cooked berries and pan juices. Serve withwhatever sides you have prepared – I suggest asparagus, carrots and sourdoughbread rolls to mop up the juices – YUM!

Video

Notes

This cape gooseberry chicken drumstick recipe matches perfectly and really is minimal ingredients or fuss for maximum taste.
It’s also different and if you grow the berries and as many other ingredients you can it makes the dish all the more special not just due to the freshness but the extra effort and knowledge about “where that food has come from” is always a kitchen table dinner winner conversation starter.

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 715mgPotassium: 200mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 569IUVitamin C: 81mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cape gooseberry, chicken, gooseberry
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