Nan's lemon chicken

Taste the nostalgia.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 2 hrs cooking
  • Serves 6
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Bring a nostalgic feeling to the table with this homely chicken drumstick, potato and rosemary bake immersed in lemon juices. Don't forget to add a splash of white wine.
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Nan's lemon chicken
  • 10 chicken drumsticks
  • 4 pontiac potatoes, cut in quarters
  • 2 large carrots, cut into similar size as the potatoes
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 5 clove garlic, crushed, skin left on
  • olive oil
  • salt flakes
  • cracked black pepper
  • 2 medium lemons
  • splash of white wine


Nan's lemon chicken
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced).
  • 2
    Mix chicken, potatoes, carrots, rosemary, garlic, olive oil and plenty of salt and pepper in baking dish.
  • 3
    Cut lemons in half and squeeze over baking dish - make sure each piece of chicken gets some juice.
  • 4
    Place lemon halves in dish. Splash small quantity of white wine over each drumstick.
  • 5
    Cover dish loosely with foil and bake in oven for 2 hours. Change oven to grill setting. Remove foil and place baking dish under grill until chicken and vegetables go brown.
  • 6
    Serve with crusty bread.


Equipment: Sharp knife; large baking dish; foil

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