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Smoky firecracker chicken drumsticks

Can be marinated up to a day ahead

The sweet smoked paprika gives a lovely woody taste.  

Serves 4-6

Prepare ahead Can be marinated up to a day ahead.

Freeze Freezes well once marinated.

12 chicken drumsticks

For the marinade

2 tbsp sweet smoked paprika

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp maple syrup

6 tbsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves, crushed

Tabasco sauce, to taste

salt and freshly ground

black pepper

  •  Preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Line a large roasting tin with nonstick baking paper.
  • Measure the marinade ingredients into a bowl and mix well, then season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken drumsticks and leave to marinate for 30 minutes, or longer if you have time.
  • Lay the drumsticks in the roasting tin, then pour over the marinade, brushing it around both sides of the chicken. Roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes until golden and cooked through.