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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins


  • 1 tbsp fat of choice (I had beef tallow from the ‘tops’ of making beef stock, so I used that)
  • 8-10 pcs chicken drumsticks 1 whole 2 kg chook, cut into pieces save that carcass for stock!
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup tomato passata or simply pureed fresh tomatoes if it’s summer for you!
  • 1/2 cup broth (I used beef broth as it’s what we had just made read here for broth recipe and tips, but whatever you have - veggie stock, chicken...)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, smashed and rough chopped
  • 2 purple onions, rough chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried herb blend change this bit up each time for different culinary vibes - Italian, French, Greek, Indian, Moroccan
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 stalks spring onion
  • 1 bunch parsley for garnish and freshness at the end


  • NOTE: If you are super strapped for time – Just bung everything in at the same time and slow cook it in a 150 oven 3 hours, NO LID. It will be delicious.
  • Sprinkle salt over the drumsticks
  • Fry the onions and fat in the pan on high
  • As soon as there’s a bit of sizzle, pop in all the drumsticks
  • Fry the drumsticks for around 4 minutes, 2 minutes each side
  • Then sprinkle in the garlic, paprika, turmeric and dried herbs
  • Then add all the liquids
  • Then pop in the oven without a lid for minimum 1.5 hours, maximum 3 hours (3 hours they will be falling off the bone) on 170C / 330F
  • Then pull out and garnish with chopped spring onion and parsley if you have it
  • Serve with quinoa (you could try my recipe of quinoa and caramelised onions without the pesto) or zucchini noodles, or my cauliflower puree, buckwheat soba, a salad... You choose.