Good news is, it takes about 40 minutes from beginning to end for the whole dinner. There's even a way you could prepare ahead for working/busy days.. read along...
So this is a healthy kinda-sorta-rip-off of KFC. It's not as laden with cholesterol and grease, but I guarantee it's super tasty and it feels like a treat, and it's a little addictive - as I said, you'll wish you had more once it's made.
I'm guessing you know how to make mashed potato, so I'm going to share the recipe for the chicken and the gravy - yes the gravy. Make extra of that too.
1 kg chicken legs (I like the macro organic range ones)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 tbsp salt flakes
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
1 large sprig rosemary, finely chopped
1/4 cup self raising flour
1/4 cup plain flour
2 tbsp butter
1 cup milk
1 cup chicken stock
Preheat oven to 200 degrees c
In a ziplock bag, combine the zest, oil, salt, cayenne pepper, garlic and oregano.
Place chicken in the ziplock bag, and shake/massage well until all the pieces are covered. (If making ahead, freeze them in the bag) Then roll in the self raising flour and place on a greased baking tray, spray canola oil over the drumsticks.
Make your gravy whilst in the oven, Bake for about 20-25 minutes, turning after 15 minutes.
In a saucepan, melt your butter over medium heat, add the flour and whisk well, it will instantly go lumpy. Add milk gradually and then stock and continue to whisk until it resembles a thick sauce. Tastes like the real thing!
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