If you are looking for a tasty, Thai inspired dinner that won’t take you all night to cook – this Curry Chicken Drumsticks and Veggies recipe is worth a try! Quick, easy and delicious!
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Curry Chicken Drumsticks and Veggies
When I first met my husband, curry dishes were his expertise. He had spent many years in Iraq before I met him and his cooking skills were a bit rusty.
BUT he made darn good sandwiches and he would knock Indian curry and Thai curry dishes out of the park without even thinking about it.
This recipe was our combined effort to come up with a quick and easy Thai inspired curry chicken dinner.
Now, we chose to use drumsticks (which we’ve NEVER done before) to make the cooking that much easier. Remember – we were after the simple title! I have to say that I was quite pleased with the outcome.
We make drumsticks a lot as our staple meal, but never in a dish like this! I personally like to use curry paste over curry powder in dishes like this and I’m glad we chose that!
Let’s start with the subtle flavors! We’ve got just a touch of monk fruit to add a surprising, and almost negligible sweetness to this spicy dish.
And then we have some nutmeg, chili powder and paprika to really bring this dish to home run level!
Just in case you weren’t happy with the spice level, we’ve added a splash of sriracha to up the game a bit. But never fear, this is NOT too spicy at all.
Lastly, and most obviously, we have red curry paste! And let me tell you something – it really delivers. Not only is it delicious, but it has some great health benefits as well!
Benefits of Red Curry Paste
Curry powder and curry paste are two different things. They have similarities, but they are inherently different.
I think of powder for Indian dishes and Paste for more Thai dishes. Who knows though!
Red Curry Paste, however, has the following health benefits based on its ingredients :
Chili Peppers – rich in vitamins A and D, antioxidants, and helps prevent against cold and flu. I’d much rather eat chili peppers than get a flu shot, that’s for sure!
Limes – antioxidant, stimulant for digestion and cancer-preventing properties.
Lemongrass – and yet another digestive stimulant as well as benefits for things like colds, fever, and sore throats.
Turmeric and Ginger – these deserve their own entire post! Oh, wait, I have one!
Check out my Immune Boosting Concoction and see how amazing these two spices are!
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Wok – a nice big wok will come in handy for when you put this all together and simmer! Simmering lets the baked chicken really soak up the flavors.
Woks are nice to have anyway to minimize pills and platters. I personally love cooking as much stuff in one pan as I can and a wok makes that possible!
Baking Sheet – I like to line a baking sheet with aluminum foil when I bake chicken. It makes cleanup SUPER easy. Bonus, right?
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- 12 chicken drumsticks
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons monkfruit
- 2 tablespoons red curry paste
- 2 tablespoons sriracha
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1 yellow pepper, diced
- 1/2 pound Brussels Sprouts, halved
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (for easy cleanup).
- In a small bowl combine melted coconut oil, paprika, chili powder and nutmeg. Mix well.
- Place drumsticks on baking sheet and paint spice mixture generously on them.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until fully cooked.
- Meanwhile, in a large wok, heat coconut milk, chicken broth, fish sauce, monkfruit, curry paste and sriracha over low heat.
- Once well combined (a few minutes), add veggies and simmer until chicken is done cooking in the oven.
- Add cooked chicken to wok, cover and continue simmering for another 10 minutes.
- Serve hot!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 535Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 232mgSodium: 843mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 47g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!